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Bob Quinn and Liz Carlisle Book Talk at Butte National Center for Appropriate Technology

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 6:30pm MST

National Center for Appropriate Technology - NCAT
3040 Continental Drive
Butte, MT 59701
United States

Join us for this book signing and discussion by Montana natives, Bob Quinn and Liz Carlisle in celebration of their newly released book Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food. Refreshments will be provided.

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 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.

Webinar: How To Advocate for Local Transit in Your Community

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 1:30pm EDT

Advocating for better transportation in your city can feel like a losing battle. How do you get to a planning meeting? Who do you direct your concerns to? What changes can you even affect? Christof Spieler, author of Trains, Buses, People: An Opinionated Atlas, has been in your shoes. Christof, PE, LEED AP, is now the Vice President and Director of Planning at Huitt-Zollars and a Senior Lecturer at Rice University. Earlier in his life, he was doing citizen advocacy to change his local metro system in Houston. 

Christof has brought together a panel of local transit advocacy leaders that are doing effective, on the ground work in their neighborhoods. They are using data and best practices to measure their outputs and they're looking to share the secrets of their successes with you. 

Panelists include: 
- Fred Neal Jr., Commissioner of the Regional Transit Authority of New Orleans and Sr. Planner at Villavaso & Associates, LLC
- Laura Wiens, Director of Pittsburghers for Public Transit
- Christof Spieler, PE, LEED AP, is now the Vice President & Director of Planning at Huitt-Zollars + Senior Lecturer at Rice University

Conversation moderated by David Bragdon, Executive Director of TransitCenter. 

This webinar is free and educational in focus. 

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, 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!

HEART OF THE CITY BOOK TALK AT THE YALE CLUB

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 6:30pm EDT

The Yale Club
50 Vanderbilt Avenue
New York, NY 10017
United States

In recent decades, downtowns across the United States have been transformed by new growth and economic activity. In his new book, Heart of the City, distinguished urban planner Alex Garvin digs into the recent resurgence of cities including Boston, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, and Seattle. He offers thoughtful recommendations for civic leaders and elected officials to build thriving downtowns by enhancing the public realm, promoting a dynamic mix of uses including new and rehabilitated residences, and improving mobility. Cocktails and canapés will be served, and books will be available to be signed.

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 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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Webinar: Vacant to Vibrant: How to Turn Vacant Lots into Vibrant Plots

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 1:00pm EDT

Vacant lots in your neighborhood can illustrate neglect and seem like a waste of space. But these open spaces can also serve as clean canvases for creative community projects that bring positive change.

Interested in learning from leaders and thinkers who have transformed vacant places into vibrant green spaces? Hear from Sandra Albro, author of Vacant to Vibrant: Creating Successful Green Infrastructure Networks and project leaders who work with ioby (in our backyards) about how to turn ideas for transforming vacant lots into reality.