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Seminar to focus on organic vegetable farm

Amanda Khodorkovskaya, owner of  Living Acres Farm in Alfred Station, will speak on “Choosing the Road Less Traveled?” as a part of the Alfred University’s (AU) Environmental Studies Speaker Series. Her lecture will take place on Friday, Oct. 18 at 12:20 p.m. in the Roon Lecture Hall (Room 247) of the AU Science Center. Everyone is welcome to attend, admission is free, and refreshments will be served.

Living Acres Farm grows close to 40 different types of vegetables on three acres which are sold at local venues from June to November. The farm’s organic soils, free of herbicides and pesticides, are the secret to their delicious vegetables, says Khodorkovskaya. The produce can be purchased through the farm’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) plan, the Angelica Farmers Market (Saturdays 9 a.m.-1p.m.), the Alfred Farmers Market (Sundays 11a.m.-3p.m.), and the Kinfolk Natural Grocery Store, Alfred.

The Environmental Studies Seminar series at Alfred University is held every Friday during the fall semester when the University is in session. Sponsored by the Division of Environmental Studies within Alfred University’s School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the series brings a range of speakers to the campus, including scientists, activists, and policy-makers, with the mission to better understand our environment and what we can do better to sustain our world.