Tags: Environment / Science

Wednesday: Mar 21

CANCELED—Food Justice and Community: An Evening with Karen Washington

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

Location:

Buford Middle School—Auditorium

1000 Cherry Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Due to winter weather-related closures, this program has been canceled. Join urban farmer and food justice activist Karen Washington (Letters to a Young Farmer) for a community conversation and story telling about food, farming, identity, and equity.

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Thursday: Mar 22

CANCELED—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

Due to winter weather-related closures, this program has been canceled. 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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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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Friday: Mar 23

The Poetics of Food & Farming

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

Location:

New Dominion Bookshop

404 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Karen Washington has had to cancel her participation. Tess Taylor (Work & Days) and Karen Washington (Letters to a Young Farmer) discuss the intersection of farming and verse, and the connections that may be made through food and writing.

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Tags: African-American, Arts, Environment / Science, Food / Beer / Wine / Travel, Health / Mind / Body, Nonfiction, Poetry

Hidden Lives: Exploring Our Relationships with Animals

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 our surprising connections to animals through the food we eat, water we drink, and medications we need.

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Forecasting the Environment: Mann & Revkin

Fri. March 23, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Charles Mann (The Wizard and the Prophet) and Andrew Revkin (Weather: An Illustrated History) discuss their intriguing environmental histories; one, a scientific portrait of opposing viewpoints, and the other, a centuries-long look at weather from prehistory to tomorrow’s forecasts

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Saturday: Mar 24

Writing to Save Our World: A Celebration of Environmental Writing

Sat. March 24, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

Meade Hall, Christ Episcopal Church

120 West High Street, Charlottesville, Va. 22902

The Southern Environmental Law Center’s Reed Award event features J. Drew Lanham (The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature) and readings by the winners of the 2018 Reed Environmental Writing Award, which recognizes excellent writing on the Southern environment in book-length nonfiction and journalism.

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Tags: African-American, Biography / Memoir, Environment / Science