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The Earth is Not a Warehouse: Practicing Regenerative Agriculture

July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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“First Thursdays at the Farm” is a distinctive dinner series hosted at The Farminary, Princeton Theological Seminary’s 21-acre farm. Featuring a unique line-up of speakers, the intimate dinners are designed to generate meaningful conversation. No big presentations; just big ideas and delicious food in a one-of-a-kind venue.

COST: $125 per person; those who buy 3+ tickets get 15% off the total cost.

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The Earth is Not a Warehouse: Practicing Regenerative Agriculture

Charles Rosen spent nearly 14 years working in advertising, then went on to run for Congress, started a global fund to finance the campaigns of women politicians abroad and found a hard cider brand, Ironbound Hard Cider.

Rosen, 50, began his career in 1998 as the evp at Cliff Freeman & Partners and then founded digital agency Amalgamated, which folded in 2015 under the control of Eric Silver about four years after Rosen left to pursue his love of service and social justice.

He is now the founder and CEO of Ironbound Farm, home to Ironbound Hard Cider and New Ark Farms, in Asbury, New Jersey. He founded Ironbound Hard Cider around a simple yet radical idea: that his company could make a quality product while also healing the environment, mending the social fabric, and treating its workers, suppliers, and customers with dignity—and that Ironbound Hard Cider would be successful because of the way it does business, not in spite of it. To that end, Ironbound is committed to creating well-paying jobs for the chronically underemployed, using regenerative farming practices, paying a fair price for local ingredients, and using only fresh-pressed apples grown in New Jersey and neighboring states.

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Chef: Salvatore Riccobono is the Chef and Founder of Wood Craft Cafe & Catering. He is passionate about honestly prepared food that brings people together. After starting his career as a chef in the Greater Princeton, NJ, area, Sal fine-tuned his culinary talents at restaurants in New York City. He finds joy in cultivating relationships with farmers and local businesses and showcasing their ingredients in his dishes.


The Farminary is a place where theological education is integrated with small-scale regenerative agriculture to train faith leaders who are conversant in the areas of ecology, sustainability, and food justice. It is designed to train students to challenge society’s 24–7 culture of productivity by following a different rhythm, one that is governed by the seasons and Sabbath. “The project’s main goal is to form leaders by cultivating ecological and agricultural sensibilities within them like paying attention to the seasons, understanding the interconnectedness of life and death, and becoming comfortable with failure,” says Nate Stucky, director of the Farminary Project.

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July 11
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Farminary
4200 Princeton Pike
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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