Rural By Design

Apr 1, 2013 (All day)

Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio

The Rural Life Center will present this weeklong series of activities on rural sustainability, which will include lectures, panels, concerts, and exhibits. The series culminates a three-year initiative presented with the support of the McGregor Fund. Highlights include a keynote address by Amish bishop, farmer, and founder of the sustainable agriculture movement David Kline; a visit with the director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture; a lecture by Dewey Thorbeck, the founder of the Center for Rural Design at the University of Minnesota, and a fabulous concert of rural music from the Hispanic Southwest and Appalachian Southeast. All activities are free and open to the public.

For a complete schedule of events, visit