Tags: Sports / Outdoors / Animals

Wednesday: Mar 21

Growing Hemp in Virginia: Then & Now

Wed. March 21, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Emily Dufton (Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America) and Doug Fine (Hemp Bound: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution) discuss the history, legality, and finer aspects of growing hemp, a crop farmed nearby by Thomas Jefferson.

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Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Law / Supreme Court, Sports / Outdoors / Animals

Thursday: Mar 22

Beyond the Sidewalk: Trees and Nature

Thu. March 22, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location:

Virginia Department of Forestry

900 Natural Resources Drive, Charlottesville VA 22903

Jill Jonnes (Urban Forests) and Florence Williams (The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative) discuss the significant and essential contributions nature provides to our lives–from shade and space provided by urban tree canopies in cities to the restorative benefits of a walk in the woods.

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Tags: Environment / Science, Health / Mind / Body, Sports / Outdoors / Animals

Letters to a Young Farmer: On Food, Farming, and Our Future

Thu. March 22, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Letters to a Young Farmer anthology contributors Eliot Coleman, Barbara Damrosch, Karen Washington, and Jill Isenbarger discuss the the highs and lows of farming life—as well as larger questions of how our food is produced and consumed—in vivid and personal detail.

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Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Environment / Science, Food / Wine / Travel, Health / Mind / Body, Language / Culture / Folklife, Nonfiction, Southern / Appalachian, Sports / Outdoors / Animals

Friday: Mar 23

Face Your Food: Advocating for the Animals We Eat

Fri. March 23, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

Barnes & Noble

1035 Emmet Street North, Barracks Road Shopping Center, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Barbara King (Personalities on the Plate), Abbie Gascho Landis (Immersion), and Maryn McKenna (Big Chicken) discuss the animals we eat, the risks they face, and the food systems that feed us.

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Tags: Business, Environment / Science, Food / Wine / Travel, History, Nonfiction, Sports / Outdoors / Animals

Overcoming the Uncomfortable: Middle-Grade Fiction with Heart

Fri. March 23, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

Barnes & Noble

1035 Emmet Street North, Barracks Road Shopping Center, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Tracey Baptiste (Rise of the Jumbies), Dusti Bowling (Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus), and Natalie Dias Lorenzi (A Long Pitch Home) discuss the characters, settings, and challenges featured in their popular and empathetic novels for middle-grade readers.

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Tags: Fiction, Sports / Outdoors / Animals, StoryFest / Youth

Saturday: Mar 24

Wild About Reading!

Sat. March 24, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

Virginia Discovery Museum

524 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

“Get wild” about reading with WHTJ / WVPT PBS and the Virginia Discovery Museum as they host some of Virginia’s feathered and furry friends with Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary will be on hand. Meet wild animals who migrate, hibernate, or just tough it out, and learn how human activities can affect animals.

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Tags: Sports / Outdoors / Animals, StoryFest / Youth