Wes Jackson to Speak on Nature, Climate Change, and Agriculture, Michigan

Nature, Climate Change, and the Problem of Agriculture Featuring Wes Jackson, Internationally Acclaimed Sustainable Agriculture Pioneer Brought to you by the Michigan Land Use Institute, The Grand Vision and the Food & Farming Network Thursday, April 8, 6:30 to 8pm

The State Theater, 233 E. Front Street, Traverse City Free!

“If there are two people whose ideas and values have shaped the spirit of the sustainable farm movement in America it’s Wes Jackson and Wendell Berry.”  —Patty Cantrell, Senior Policy Specialist, Michigan Land Use Institute. Wes Jackson is founder and president of The Land Institute, in Kansas. His writings include The Virtues of Ignorance: Complexity, Sustainability, and the Limits of Knowledge and the forthcoming Consulting the Genius of the Place: An Ecological Approach to a New Agriculture. He’s received the Pew Conservation Scholars Award, a MacArthur Fellowship, and the Right Livelihood Award. He’s also a Post Carbon Institute fellow, and winner of the University of Kansas Distinguished Service Award. In partnership with SEEDS, ISLAND, Great Lakes Bioneers, Neahtawanta Center, Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, and Leelanau Land Conservancy For information contact Jim Sluyter at 231-941-6584 or jimsluyter@mlui.org Coffee with Wes and Kent Featuring Wes Jackson & Kent Whealy, A Sustainability Pioneer & Seed Savers’ Founder; Saturday, April 10, 8 to 10am - Higher Grounds Coffee Roastery, 806 Red Drive, Grand Traverse Commons, Traverse City - Free! Here’s your chance to hear from two leaders of the movement to harmonize agriculture, nature, and climate in an era of volatile energy prices. Kent Whealy is the co-founder and former leader of the Seed Savers Exchange, dedicated to the preservation of the seed lines of heirloom plants. Mr. Whealy received a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and edited The Garden Seed Inventory from 1985 to 2005. Currently he’s working on a book about heritage apples. "The agriculture we seek will act like an ecosystem, feature material recycling and run on the contemporary sunlight of our star." – Wes Jackson In partnership with SEEDS, ISLAND, Great Lakes Bioneers, Neahtawanta Center, Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, and Leelanau Land Conservancy For information contact Jim Sluyter at 231-941-6584 or jimsluyter@mlui.org

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