Meet the Radical Homemakers


Presentation and Book Signing with Author and Radical Homemaker Shannon Hayes

Join Just Food and the Weston A. Price Foundation NYC for a special presentation and book signing to celebrate the release of Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture, by Shannon Hayes, upstate farmer, author and radical homemaker. Shannon will tell the story of pioneering men and women who are redefining feminism and the good life by reclaiming control of home and hearth. Guided by simple principles of ecological sustainability, social justice, community engagement and family well-being these radical homemakers are questioning the corporate control of the home from the breadbox to the closet. Her presentation will explore the experiences of these rural, urban and suburban folks who are endeavoring to change the world by reclaiming their domestic skills -- whether it be planting a garden, growing tomatoes on an apartment balcony, mending a shirt, repairing an appliance, providing one's own entertainment, or cooking and preserving the local harvest.

Shannon's presentation will include a moderated panel discussion with Phillip Botwinick, Dina Falconi, Lis Thomas, and Declan Walsh, New Yorkers who are seeking to live more sustainably through homesteading activities.

Join us!
Wednesday, April 28, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
at 114 West 47th Street
(between 6th and 7th Avenues)
First floor auditorium

Tickets are $10 for admission and $25 for admission and a signed copy of Radical Homemakers. Pre-registration is required due to building security. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Reception and book signing to follow presentation

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For more information contact Angela.

Shannon Hayes is the host of and She is the author of Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture, The Farmer and the Grill, and The Grassfed Gourmet. Hayes works with her family on Sap Bush Hollow Farm, raising grassfed and pastured meats in Upstate New York.

Lis Thomas works with community gardens through Brooklyn Botanic Garden's GreenBridge Program. She is a backyard farmer, builder, quilter, dumpster diver, preserver of harvests, and hunter of mushrooms.

Dina Falconi, is a practicing herbalist with a strong focus on food activism and nutritional healing. She produces Falcon Formulations natural bodycare products and Earthly Extracts medicinal tinctures. She is a founding member of the Northeast Herbal Association, a chapter leader of the Weston A. Price Foundation & on the board of Slow Food-Hudson Valley.

Declan Walsh is a city chicken enthusiast and backyard farmer. He operates the Red Hook Poultry Association, a family run chicken farm, and leads workshops on raising chickens in the city.

Moderator, Philip Botwinick is the founder of Local Energy Solutions. For over 20 years he worked as a Systems Analyst in the financial world. The economic downturn after September 11, 2001 forced him to reevaluate his life goals. He returned to bookkeeping for small businesses to allow him time to educate himself in sustainability and energy. He holds a Permaculture Design Certificate from the Permaculture Research Institute. He’s in the process of transforming his life to leave as small an impact on the planet as possible by reducing his consumption and buying seasonal and locally grown food.

A special thank you to the Durst Organization for their generous support!