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Growing a Revolution: Bringing our Soil Back to Life

June 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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View of farmland with a snow-capped mountain in the distancePhoto by Nolan Calisch

On June 16th, Ecotrust is pleased to welcome renowned geologist and author David Montgomery for a conversation about his latest book, Growing a Revolution: Bringing our Soil Back to Life.

In his book, Montgomery digs deeply into widespread environmental, social, and political issues as they relate to industrial agriculture, challenges myths around the efficiency of large scale farms and food production, and presents one multi-layer solution to increase biodiversity, reduce pollution, and feed an ever-growing population: healthy soil.

The future of our global food systems is rooted in soil that is rich in nutrients, free of chemicals, and cultivated responsibly. By committing to innovative and regenerative practices, we can revolutionize our relationship with soil. Join us, and David Montgomery, to talk about a new kind of agriculture.

Friday, June 16, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Doors open at 5:30

Ecotrust, Billy Frank, Jr. Conference Center
721 NW 9th Ave. 97209

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About David Montgomery

David R. Montgomery is a MacArthur Fellow, professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington, and an Ecotrust board member. 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.

“In the past couple of years, an awful lot of smart people have started talking very seriously about the state of the planet’s soil. If you want to understand what’s at stake, and learn about the exciting possibilities, this book is a fine starting point.”

—Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy


June 16, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm




721 NW 9th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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