Last Nostalgia Lecture: Joel Salatin // Environmentalist Capitalist Farmer Author

salatin_suitWith a room full of debate trophies from high school and college days, ten published books, and a thriving multi-generational family farm, Joel Salatin draws on a lifetime of food, farming and fantasy to entertain and inspire audiences around the world. He’s as comfortable moving cows in a pasture as addressing CEOs in a Wall Street business conference.

In addition to being part of ADF’s NOSTALGIA lecture series, Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms (Virginia) will lead three distinct workshops and provide the keynote performance for our 3rd annual DINE BY DESIGN.

Advance ticket purchase/registration is recommended, as most of these events are expected to sell out.


ANC | May 1, 7pm
FBX | May 2, 6pm
JNU | May 3, 6pm


FBX | May 2, 11am-3pm
JNU | May 3, 11am-3pm
ANC | May 4, 4:30pm-8:30pm


ANC | May 5, 6pm

Scholarships for Salatin Workshops

Edible Alaska and the Alaska Food Policy Council are offering scholarships ($75) for Joel Salatin’s workshops.

These scholarships are available to farmers, students studying aspects of the food system, and individuals willing to volunteer to assist the Alaska Design Forum during Mr. Salatin’s visit to Alaska. These scholarships are intended to help those who may not be able to afford the cost of attending a workshop at this time.

[UPDATED on 4/27/17] Currently there are 2 scholarships remaining for the Anchorage and Juneau workshops. Sorry, there are no scholarships remaining for the Fairbanks workshop.

Submit your request with a brief explanation of your qualifications for a scholarship to Diane Peck at or Mary Smith at

Join Us for DINE BY DESIGN on May 5th


A delicious evening of entertainment, design, interaction and local food

salatin_suitOur third annual DINE BY DESIGN will engage you in exceptional ways and leave you feeling nourished. We are so excited this year to feature Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms.

Joel Salatin, 59, calls himself a Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer. Others who like him call him the most famous farmer in the world, the high priest of the pasture, and the most eclectic thinker from Virginia since Thomas Jefferson. Those who don’t like him call him a bio-terrorist, Typhoid Mary, charlatan, and starvation advocate.

Friday, May 5th
At the Pioneer School House, downtown Anchorage

One night only. Tickets available now. Seating is limited. DINE BY DESIGN… a unique evening… a fundraiser unlike any other.

Event details & tickets