August 31, 2012 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
From Perdue to Pasture: Humanely raising Chickens for Market
Now an activist for the rights of family farmers, Carole and her husband parted ways with Perdue after 23 years when they terminated her contract shortly before the release of “Food, Inc” for her refusal to install dark, tunnel-ventilated chicken houses. Her talk will begin with a screening of the short clip of the portion of the film in which she is featured. She now works as an agricultural consultant specializing in the development of local food systems and champions the idea of abolishing the secret practices of industrial food production.
Carole is coming to Saranac Lake with Animal Welfare Approved, a program that audits and certifies family farms raising their animals humanely, outdoors on pasture or range. She and representatives from Animal Welfare Approved will be on hand at the Farm 2 Fork Festival on Saturday September 1st. Carole will speak briefly at the festival at 10:30am. Ms. Morison’s talk is part of this year’s Adirondack Green Circle Speakers Series, “The Green Circle Speaks: Savoring and Saving the World.” For more information, contact Gail Brill at 891-0182.