Rainbeau Ridge, Striving for Sustainability

Lisa Schwartz & goatsLest we forget, there is a Slow Food Convivia (chapter) on the campus at Princeton University.  They are hosting a talk about sustainable farming on Tuesday night (details below), and sent me the following information:

Rainbeau Ridge Organic Farm in Bedford Hills, NY prides itself on
helping people make the connection — to nature, food, the community, and the environment. Award winning farmstead cheeses, a market garden, cooking classes and agricultural education for children are the tools of their trade. With values similar to that of Slow Food, this small suburban sustainable farm one hour outside of NYC recognizes the challenges of its mission.

“Making sustainability second nature” is their mantra; the goals are clear but the ability to achieving sustainability in all senses of the concept are many.

We hope you will join Lisa Schwartz, Founder, Owner, Cheesemaker and Educator, together with Karen Sabath (P ’86), her sister and co-conspirator at Rainbeau Ridge, as they discuss the challenges to
making these connections, making them accessible and replicable outside of the farm environment and what effort it takes to make a small suburban farm sustainable.

“Rainbeau Ridge, Striving for Sustainability”- A Lecture Sponsored by Slow Food Princeton
Tuesday, April 21 at 5:00PM
202 Jones Hall (next to Frist Campus Center)

For information about visiting campus and parking, see http://www.princeton.edu/main/visiting/.

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