Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life

This free Moos Family Lecture features Dr. Dave Montgomery, professor of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington and 2008 MacArthur fellowship recipient.

In Montgomery’s latest book, Growing a Revolution, he introduces us to farmers around the world at the heart of a soil health revolution and makes the case for an agriculture that is profitable while also helping feed us all, cool the planet, and restore life to the land. For background on Dr. Montgomery's talk, check out his 2017 article, "Healthy soil is the real key to feeding the world."

Montgomery will be signing copies of his book, which will be available for purchase at the event. There will be a public reception at 5:30 p.m., with the lecture to follow at 7 p.m.

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Freshwater and the University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences have co-hosted the Moos Family Lecture Series on water and the environment since 2010. The lectures, known as the Moos Family Speaker Series on Water Resources, honor the late Malcolm Moos, president of the university from 1967 to 1974. The series brings together influential experts on a broad array of topics and pairs a nationally-known speaker with a panel of regional experts. They present the latest research on timely and important issues through an accessible — and often entertaining — presentation.