Sustainability Café on December 3 will explore"The Dirty Life" of CSA farming


Contributed by Marian Brown

The Sustainability Café on Monday, December 3rd will feature Kristin Kimball, author of "The Dirty Life", discussing her decision to leave a career as a journalist and begin a new career as the co-owner and operator of a CSA farm. The Sustainability Café will be held in Center for Natural Sciences Room 112 at 4:00PM in conjunction with the Environmental Seminar.

Kristin Kimball grew up in central New York, attended Harvard, then moved to New York City where she worked at a literary agency, taught creative writing, and freelanced for magazines and travel guides. In 2002, she interviewed a "wingnut farmer" named Mark, and took more than a professional interest in both him and his vocation. Together, Mark and Kristin founded Essex Farm in 2004 – the world’s first full-diet CSA providing more than two hundred people with vegetables, dairy and meat – and became "professionally dirty".

This event is free and open to the public.

“Teachable edibles” – local, organic and/or seasonal snacks – for the Fall 2012 Sustainability Café series are being sponsored by Ithaca College Dining Services whose motto is “Sustainability – Healthy – Fresh.” Please bring your reusable mug and fill up at the nearest drinking fountain or provide your own beverage of choice.

Drink in a new way to think in the Sustainability Café.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Marian Brown at or (607) 274-3787. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.