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Liz Carlisle

Liz Carlisle is an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Studies Program at UC Santa Barbara, where she teaches courses on food and farming. Born and raised in Montana, she got hooked on agriculture while working as an aide to organic farmer and U.S. Senator Jon Tester, which led to a decade of research and writing collaborations with farmers in her home state. She has written three books about regenerative farming and agroecology: Lentil Underground (2015), Grain by Grain (2019, with co-author Bob Quinn), and most recently, Healing Grounds: Climate, Justice, and the Deep Roots of Regenerative Farming (2022). She is also a frequent contributor to both academic journals and popular media outlets, focusing on food and farm policy, incentivizing soil health practices, and supporting new entry farmers. She holds a Ph.D. in Geography, from UC Berkeley, and a B.A. in Folklore and Mythology, from Harvard University. Prior to her career as a writer and academic, she spent several years touring rural America as a country singer.

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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Conversation about Locally Grown Grains

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 1:00pm PDT
Carnation Farms
28901 NE Carnation Farms Road
Carnation, WA 98014
United States

Carnation Farms is pleased to host Grain By Grain authors Bob Quinn and Liz Carlisle for an event focused on bringing farmers, distillers and bakers...

Carnation Farms is pleased to host Grain By Grain authors Bob Quinn and Liz Carlisle for an event focused on bringing farmers, distillers and bakers together for a discussion about growing grain. Our guest authors will speak about their new book, Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food and their experiences growing grain in Montana.

Carnation Farms is currently working on a project to put 20 acres of underutilized farmland into grain production and provide a series of grain-focused classes and events in order to launch a thriving King County grain economy. Learn more about the grain growing project at Carnation Farms.

The Carnation Farms culinary team will provide grain-based snacks for event attendees.

Agenda

  • 1:00 pm Welcome by Hannah Cavendish Palmer, Executive Director, Carnation Farms.
  • 1:05 pm Rosy Smit, Director of Agricultural Education will talk about Carnation Farms’s experience growing grain.
  • 1:10 pm Local farmer to share about growing grain in the valley.
  • 1:20 pm Mike Lufkin introduces Bob Quinn who will speak for 20 to 30 minutes and then a Q&A.
  • 2:00 pm Q&A

Grain by Grain Book Event

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 4:00pm PDT
UC Santa Cruz
1008 Ranch View Road
Hay Barn
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
United States

Join Bob Quinn and Liz Carlisle for a Grain by Grain book at UC Santa Cruz. 

Join organic farmer Bob Quinn and Stanford Lecturer Liz Carlisle for highlights from their new book, Grain by Grain.  Drawing on Bob’s 30-year journey in regenerative organic agriculture and renewable energy, they will discuss how transformation of regional food systems can drive big changes over time: creating good green jobs that rebuild rural communities, while providing healthier food and better environmental stewardship.  Along the way, they’ll shed some light on the recent epidemic of gluten sensitivity, and offer some suggestions for how to restore a healthy relationship with wheat. Organic snacks will be served, including samples of kamut-based products. Books will be available for purchase.