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Ben Hewitt
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Ben Hewitt

Examplar of Sustainable Living
FEE RANGE: $5,000–$7,500 [FEE NOTE]
TRAVELS FROM: Vermont
Ben currently runs a small-scale, diversified hill farm with his family, in Vermont. He lives in a self-built home that is powered by a windmill and solar photovoltaic panels. His work has appeared in numerous periodicals, including the New York Times Magazine, Wired, Gourmet, Discover, Skiing, Eating Well, Yankee Magazine, Powder, Men’s Journal, National Geographic Adventure, and Outside. His most recent book is Making Supper Safe: One Man’s Quest to Learn the Truth About Food Safety. From dumpster diving, to the battle over food rights, to genetically engineered salmon and the interplay between humans and the bacteria they consume, Ben explores the untold story of food safety with humor and good-natured skepticism. His first book, The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food. It tells the story of a rural, working-class Vermont community that is attempting to blueprint and implement a localized food system.

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