Ford Foundation Award Recipient Anthony Flaccavento in Blacksburg Thursday

Photo by Jason Riedy

Founder and former executive director of Appalachian Sustainable Development’s Anthony Flaccavento will be speaking at the Lyric this Thursday evening from 4-5pm. Anthony owns and operates an organic vegetable farm in Abingdon, Virginia as well as works for a more sustainable and regionally-viable food system on a national level. Anthony was an IATP Food & Society Fellow and has recently received the Ford Foundation’s Leadership for a Changing World Honor.

Anthony’s talk will be titled “Farmer  Speaks Out on Economies, Community and Love: Renewing the American Dream from the Ground Up.” It will be free of charge and is part of the Lyric’s “Community Voices” series.

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