On Tuesday, April 24 the People's Food Co-op of Ann Arbor will host sustainable agriculture pioneer and renowned author and lecturer Joel Salatin, as he presents the program, Local Food to the Rescue. Salatin is a self-proclaimed “libertarian-environmentalist-capitalist-lunatic-Farmer" who operates an alternative "beyond organic" farm. Located in Virginia, Salatin’s farm, Polyface, demonstrates how to produce large yields on a small-scale family farm using symbiotic polycultures. He is most known for his appearances in the documentaries Fresh and Food Inc. as well as Michael Pollan's best-selling book, The Omnivore's Dilemma. Salatin will discuss how local food and natural systems can help make communities more environmentally, economically and nutritionally sustainable. 8pm. $13 members & students/$15 public. Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St. 734-668-8463. www.peoplesfood.coop
Following my Detroit Gallery Crawl piece in October Current highlighting contemporary art galleries in Detroit, it seems only fair to highlight the visual arts galleries in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.
Explore the art scene As the weather in Michigan turns cool, if you are curious about Detroit’s art scene and in the mood for a short 45 minute road trip, now is a great time to head downtown. When I began exploring Detroit several years ago, my hunt for significant art and artists was more
The CoOp’s community-focused approach is music to our ears “The vision was, honestly, to bring people together,” says Frances Master, one of six UM students who operate The CoOp, a space inside Openfloor Studio (231 S. State St.). Undeniably, it is refreshing to hear that motivation for creating opportunities to experience live music, as that’s