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Robert Wolf – Building the Agricultural City – Book Reading
September 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
In Building the Agricultural City, Wolf demonstrates the need for rural Americans to work cooperatively to create self-reliant, decentralized economies. Designed as a tool to promote collaborative economic development, Wolf and several Iowa and Wisconsin collaborators are working to develop tools and systems to give the Driftless region greater self-sufficiency.
Wolf addresses the constraints that must be faced in the design of a self-reliant economy and uses Building the Agricultural City to focus on the design process that can increase regional self-sufficiency. Though designed as a tool to promote cooperative economic development in the Driftless region, the model Wolf proposes can be constructed in any region small enough for its people to have a common identity sufficient to encourage collaboration.
Robert Wolf is a writer and founder of Free River Press, a nonprofit publishing house whose primary purpose is to gather people without literary ambition into writing workshops to document their lives. With a diverse background of work and travel, Wolf has spent much of his life in search of the American scene — iconic American figures and regional folkways. Wolf’s book In Search of America chronicles his travels and experiences in search of a vanishing America.