Green Festival Speakers
>Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge are are not your average couple. They are the stars of the reality television show The Fabulous Beekman Boys on Planet Green TV. Josh and Brent have transplanted themselves from New York City to Beekman Farm in upstate New York, where they are raising 80 goats, two pigs, a dozen chickens and a narcissistic llama. These guys have urban professional backgrounds and they're now making goat milk soap. Technically, Josh isn't new to upstate New York. He was born there, but then raised in rural Wisconsin. He is the New York Times bestselling author of I Am Not Myself These Days and Candy Everybody Wants and also the new-in-paperback bestseller The Bucolic Plague which is about moving to the farm. He is a monthly columnist for OUT magazine and a contributor to NPR. Born and raised in North Carolina, Brent is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He was Vice President of Healthy Living at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and he writes forcare2.com and The Huffington Post.