what is the political economy of farmland access?

posted August 27, 2013

Lets discuss it with leading political economist Gar Alperovitz at the Schumacher Center (founder of the first community indianland trust in the USA) and across the street from the first CSA !

Seems a pretty likely place for some insight.
Severine will be there, and we hope for  a strong young farmer turnout from the Barrington / Hudson Region! Please spread the word!
Five Options to Bring about an Era of Political-Economic Change.
The talk will be held at John Dewey Academy, 389 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA, starting at 7:30 pm on October 11th.  Admission will be $5 or 5 BerkShares, and pre-registration is required.  Please register by emailing schumacher@centerforneweconomics.org.
Gar Alperovitz has had a distinguished career as a historian, political economist, activist, writer, and government official. He is currently the Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland and is a former Fellow of Kings College, Cambridge University; Harvard’s Institute of Politics; the Institute for Policy Studies; and a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution.
As a well known policy expert, he has testified before numerous Congressional committees and lectures widely around the country. He is is a founding principal of the University of Maryland-based Democracy Collaborative, a research institution developing practical, policy-focused, and systematic paths towards ecologically sustainable, community-oriented change and the democratization of wealth.  It is especially well-known for development of a series of worker-owned and run businesses in Cleveland’s hard pressed economy.

To learn more about Gar Alperovitz:  www.garalperovitz.com   His two Schumacher Lectures can be read at: centerforneweconomics.org/publications  His new book “What Then Must We Do:  Straight Talk about the Next American Revolution” has received much critical acclaim.  The video “The Next American Revolution: Beyond Corporate Capitalism and State Socialism” is a companion to the book.