SVF Foundation

SVF Lecture Series



SVF Conference Room

SVF Lecture Series

The SVF Lecture Series features topics pertaining to local farming systems, sustainable agriculture and conservation.

These events are free to the public and held at Swiss Village Farm, 152 Harrison Avenue, Newport,RI.

Space is limited and advance registration is required. Please contact Kate Rowles at or (401) 848-7229 ext. 10 to register.

Mark your calendar:

A Carnivore's Manifesto
Presenter- Patrick Martins
7 PM Thursday April 9th 2015

 Patrick Martins is a distributor of heritage and rare-breed meat through his company, Heritage Foods USA, which ships over 60,000 pounds of meat a week across the nation. Patrick also founded both Slow Food USA and Heritage Radio Network - a live online food radio station with over a million listeners.

In 2014, Patrick added his own distinctive battle cry to the sustainable-food revolution in THE CARNIVORE"S MANIFESTO. We have evolved as meat eaters, proclaims Martins, and it's futile to deny it, but in the face of a fast-food takeover and factory farming, we need to make smart, informed choices about the food we eat.

What’s your backyard got to do with farming?
Presenter - Drake Patten
7PM Wednesday, May 14th 2015  ***SOLD OUT***

 Small-scale growing, animal husbandry, and homesteading skills are making a comeback in urban and suburban environments. We’ll explore this renaissance with Drake Patten, an anthropologist and the owner of New England’s first urban farm supply business, Cluck! Patten believes that peoples’ interest is not only an attempt to gain control of our food source and recover skills that our grandparents knew, but also a new form of community building through urban farming and chicken keeping in our capitol city

Please check back soon for additional dates and topics to be presented in this ongoing series.

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