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Chew on This! Growing a Revolution
April 10/5:30 pm - 7:30 pm$12 – $17
We are thrilled to welcome noted author (“Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life”) and MacArthur Fellow David R. Montgomery to be our guest presenter this month.
As many of us head outdoors to plant our gardens or our fields, we are reminded once again of our connection to the soil and the potential for new life that it holds. And yet, many people are unaware that the health of our soil has been severely compromised. Years of abusive agricultural practices, overpopulation and climate change are all contributing to the depletion of our soil and its vitality.
And yet, there is hope. In this presentation, David Montgomery will discuss the state of our soils and what we can do to reverse this downward spiral. He will explain the profound role of soil in both our environment and in our personal health. Combining ancient wisdom with modern science, Montgomery will share an inspiring vision where regenerative agriculture becomes the solution to environmental problems, helping feed us all, cool the planet and restore life to the land.
David R. Montgomery is a MacArthur Fellow and professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington. He is an internationally recognized geologist who studies landscape evolution and the effects of geological processes on ecological systems and human societies. An author of award-winning popular-science books, he has been featured in documentary films, network and cable news, and on a wide variety of TV and radio programs, including NOVA, PBS NewsHour, Fox and Friends, and All Things Considered. When not writing or doing geology, he plays in the band Big Dirt. He lives in Seattle, with his wife Anne Biklé and their black lab guide-dog dropout Loki.
Thanks to Johnson Surveying, LLC, Rural Roots, the Kootenai County Farmers Market, the University of Idaho Extension Master Gardener Program, and the Human Rights Education Institute for helping to make this program possible.