Liz Carlisle | An Island Press Author

Liz Carlisle

Liz Carlisle is a Lecturer in the School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences at Stanford University, where she teaches courses on food and agriculture, sustainability transition, and environmental communication. She holds a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and a B.A. from Harvard University, and she formerly served as Legislative Correspondent for Agriculture and Natural Resources in the Office of U.S. Senator Jon Tester. Recognized for her academic writing with the Elsevier Atlas Award, which honors research with social impact, Liz has also published numerous pieces for general audience readers, in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Business Insider, and Stanford Social Innovation Review. A former country singer who once opened shows for Travis Tritt, LeAnn Rimes, and Sugarland, Carlisle brings a populist flair to the 40+ talks she gives each year. Her first book, Lentil Underground, (2015) won the Montana Book Award and the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature.
 

Town Hall Seattle Presents Liz Carlisle and Bob Quinn Reviving Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 7:30pm CDT
Town Hall Seattl
1119 Eighth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
United States

When Bob Quinn was a kid, a stranger at a county fair gave him a few kernels of an unusual grain. Little did he know, that grain would change his life. Over the years, he began...

When Bob Quinn was a kid, a stranger at a county fair gave him a few kernels of an unusual grain. Little did he know, that grain would change his life. Over the years, he began experimenting with organic wheat and he began to discover that through time-tested practices like cover cropping and crop rotation, he could produce successful yields—without pesticides. Quinn joins us on Town Hall’s stage along with co-author Liz Carlisle for a look into their latest book Grain by Grain.

Quinn and Carlisle share details from these groundbreaking forays with organics, which have since turned into a multimillion dollar heirloom grain company, Kamut International. Sit in for a conversation about the new story of American agriculture—plus some delicious ancient grain snacks for the audience to enjoy—and an exploration of a model that could revitalize stagnating rural communities, enrich degraded soil, and build a new sustainable healthy future grain by grain.

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POT LUCK AND BOOK PARTY AT HELENA COMMUNITY GARDENS

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 5:30pm MST
Helena Community Gardens
302 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, Montana 59601
Helena, MT 59601
United States

Lentil Underground author Liz Carlisle and organic farmer Bob Quinn for a launch of their new book,...

Lentil Underground author Liz Carlisle and organic farmer Bob Quinn for a launch of their new book, Grain by Grain. When Bob Quinn was a kid, a stranger at a county fair gave him a few kernels of an unusual grain. Little did he know, that grain would change his life. Years later, after finishing a PhD in plant biochemistry and returning to his family’s farm in Montana, Bob started experimenting with organic wheat. He learned that the grain he first tasted at the fair was actually a type of ancient wheat, kamut, and he went on to found a multimillion dollar heirloom grain company, Kamut International.

Hear Bob Quinn’s compelling story, and how his regenerative agriculture practices can serve as a model for growing a healthy future, grain by grain.

Free! Join us for a potluck dinner and community get-together!

GRAIN BY GRAIN BOOK TALK AT MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 4:30pm MST
Procrastinator Theater Strand Union Building
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59715
United States

Join us for a book launch party in celebration of Montana State University alumni, Bob Quinn, and Liz Carlisle’s new book...

Join us for a book launch party in celebration of Montana State University alumni, Bob Quinn, and Liz Carlisle’s new book Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food. Bob and Liz will speak and sign books, and we’ll have ancient grain goodies on hand for tasting.