Award-winning author Diffley comes to Yellow Springs

February 11, 2014

YELLOW SPRINGS — The Tecumseh Land Trust and Little Art Theatre will present an evening with award-winning author Atina Diffley at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 at the Little Art Theatre, 247 Xenia Ave. Cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

Diffley is an organic farmer and consultant, and keynote speaker at the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s annual meeting. As a joint fundraiser, the Tecumseh Land Trust and the Little Art Theatre will show the documentary, “Turn Here Sweet Corn” featuring the loss of the Diffley’s urban-edge organic farm that marks the beginning of a new journey.

Guests can speak with Diffley after the film to find out how she and her husband, Martin, continued farming and her extensive advocacy work which began with a successful campaign against a Koch Industries pipeline that threatened family farms in her community.

The Tecumseh Land Trust is a local nonprofit organization that has preserved nearly 23,000 acres of agricultural and natural land in Clark and Greene Counties over the last two decades. The land trust also works to educate the public about land preservation, land use, and local food.

The Little Art Theatre is a non-profit theater operating in Yellow Springs since 1929. Its mission is to entertain, inform, and inspire.