Apres at the Gardens: Changing 10,000 Years of Agriculture -Crops with Roots!
Humans have disrupted ecosystems for over 10,000 years through agriculture. Dr. Tim Crews will discuss how the Land Institute is developing new ways to grow crops to sustainably feed the planet.
Tim, Director of Research, is at The Land Institute because in his words, “the work is the most focused and far reaching of any organization I know. It promises to transform agriculture from being an ecological liability to an asset.” Tim first visited The Land Institute in 1981 after reading New Roots for Agriculture as an undergraduate majoring in agroecology at the University of California-Santa Cruz. Over the next three decades, he pursued a doctorate degree at Cornell, carried out a post-doc fellowship at Stanford and developed an agroecology program at Prescott College in Northern Arizona. But all along he continued to track the work of The Land Institute, and in 2000 began to collaborate directly. In 2012, Tim joined the staff as director of research and an ecologist. He helps facilitate and coordinate research efforts of his colleagues, and conducts work on the ecosystem functions performed by soils.
Location: Vail Public Library, 292 W. Meadow Drive.
Please note: Our evening speaker series will be held at the Vail Public Library this summer because our exhibit Exposed: the Secret Life of Roots is so big there’s no more room in the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Education Center. Be sure to come check it out -there are roots hanging from the ceiling!
Refreshments and light appetizers provided
Cost is $10; $5 for MEMBERS