Join us for a light supper and hear Maynard Kaufman as he discusses his autobiographical story. Maynard was born in 1929 and raised by Mennonite parents on a farm in South Dakota. After graduating from college he went on for graduate study in the Divinity School of the University of Chicago where he began writing his doctoral dissertation, James Joyce and The Temptation of Modern Gnosticism. In 1973 he began conducting a School of Homesteading on his farm near Bangor, Michigan. The farm was certified organic in the same year, and he was active in the organic movement in Michigan until his retirement in 2006. In From James Joyce to Organic Farming he uncovers the forces that shaped his evolution from a promising young academic to a seasoned environmentalist and, finally, a part-time farmer.