Philip Ackerman-Leist

Editorial Director

Philip Ackerman-Leist is Editorial Director at The Lexicon. A food systems and sustainability expert, researcher, academic, and farmer specializing in American Milking Devon cattle. His three books include A Precautionary Tale: How One Small Town Banned Pesticides, Preserved its Food Heritage, and Inspired a Movement; Rebuilding the Foodshed; and Up Tunket Road: The Education of a Modern Homesteader.

Previously, Philip spent two decades as Professor of Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems at Green Mountain College, where he built the nation’s first online graduate program in food systems, an undergraduate program in Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems, and a 23 acre organic farm. He lives on his family’s off-grid homestead in Pawlet, Vermont.