Author, organic farmer, and bottom up economy advocate Anthony Flaccavento will sign and discuss his new book, Building a Healthy Economy from the Bottom Up: Harnessing Real-World Experience for Transformative Change. In the book, Flaccavento looks at how agriculture, urban and rural connections, personal finance, economic policy, and the arts all play into creating localized resilience. He also offers guidance to people who are interested in making positive strides toward sustainability in their personal lives, communities, and at the political and policy level.
The founder of Appalachian Sustainable Development, Flaccavento is also president of SCALE (Sequestering Carbon, Accelerating Local Economies), Inc., a consulting business based in southwestern Virginia. He writes and speaks regularly on economic justice, sustainable development, and related issues and also produces a YouTube series, Take Five with Tony, that addresses many of these ideas in easy to digest 5 minute episodes. View the series and learn more at www.bottomupeconomy.org.