Thursday, July 16th: Cooking/Poetry. Liz Carlisle shares from her new book Lentil Underground, joined by poet and farmer Josh Slotnick, author of HomeFarm. 7 pm. Join us for a reading, discussion and light eats.
A protégé of Micahel Pollan tells the remarkable story of an unheralded group of Montana farmers who have defied corporate agribusiness by launching a unique sustainable food movement.
“These farmers demonstrate how to build democracy and build soils at the same time. What a deal!” -- Frances Moore Lappé, author of Diet for a Small Planet and EcoMind
Liz Carlisle is a fellow at the Center for Diversified Farming Systems at the University of California, Berkeley. She holds a Ph.D. in Geography, also from Berkeley, and a B.A. from Harvard University. A native of Missoula, Montana, Carlisle is a former Legislative Aide to United States Senator Jon Tester.
Josh Slotnick is a Lecturer in the Environmental Studies program at the University of Montana. As such, he manages the PEAS farm, and teaches students on the farm and in the classroom (in the offseason). The farm is a partnership between the University of Montana’s Environmental Studies program and the non-profit organization Garden City Harvest. Josh is a co-founder of both Garden City Harvest and the PEAS farm, both begun in 1996. Josh has a Master’s in Professional Studies (MPS) in Agriculture Extension and Adult Education from Cornell University, a BA in Philosophy from the University of Montana, and a certificate in Ecological Horticulture from UC Santa Cruz. Josh has been a partner in the family farm, Clark Fork Organics, of Missoula, Montana, since 1992.He is also a returned Peace Corps volunteer; he served in Thailand from 1988 – 1991.