Renowned Sustainable Agriculture Expert to Speak at MCC

September 30, 2008 at 4:03 pm Leave a comment

Free Presentation Followed by Outdoor Gardening Workshop

On Wednesday October 1st, 2008 the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui (SLIM) will host a presentation and workshop to be given by Michael Ableman, renowned farmer, author, and photographer and a recognized practitioner of sustainable agriculture and proponent of regional food systems.  Michael has written several books and numerous essays and articles, and lectures extensively on food, culture, and sustainability worldwide. Michael serves as a Food and Farming Advisor for the Center for Ecoliteracy based out of Berkley, California, is the founder of the Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens, currently directs the historic Foxglove Farm on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, and is developing The Center for Art, Ecology & Agriculture. Michael Ableman and Zenobia Barlow, cofounder and executive director of the Center for Ecoliteracy, recently joined a delegation from the Nobel prize-winning Grameen Bank in Jamaica to discuss the central role of food practices in alleviating poverty. He is also the author of several books, most recently Fields of Plenty: A Farmer’s Journey in Search of Real Food and the People who Grow It (Chronicle Books, 2005). Michael will be joined by Dr. Carolie Sly, education program specialist with the Center for Ecoliteracy.  Dr. Sly holds a Ph.D. in science education from U.C. Berkeley and authored and coauthored several publications, including The California State Environmental Education Guide. She has taught elementary school, operated a private high school and teen café, and served on the faculty at San Francisco State University.

Michael will present on sustainability, farming, and education.  His presentation will be held in the MCC Paina main dining area from 2:30p.m.–3:30p.m. on Wednesday October 1st.  This presentation will be followed by an outdoor gardening workshop to be held from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. at the MCC Farm. All are invited to attend.  Attendance is free.

We look forward to having you join us for this exciting sustainability event!

For additional information on Michael Ableman please visit: Fields of Plenty.com

For additional information on the Center for Ecoliteracy please visit: www.ecoliteracy.org,

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