Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food with Bob Quinn and Liz Carlisle and Bob Quinn

March 21: Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food with Bob Quinn and Liz Carlisle and Bob Quinn

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.

When, Where, and How Much?

  • March 21st from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm
  • FNH Building Room 40
  • Free for all and light refreshments and ancient grain snacks will be provided.
  • Books will be available for purchase courtesy of the UBC Bookstore

About the Presenters:

Bob Quinn is an organic farmer near Big Sandy, Montana, and a leading green businessman. He served on the first National Organic Standards Board, and has been recognized with the Montana Organic Association Lifetime of Service Award, The Organic Trade Association Organic Leadership Award, and Rodale Institute’s Organic Pioneer Award. His enterprises include the ancient grain business Kamut International and Montana’s first wind farm.

Liz Carlisle is a Lecturer in the School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences at Stanford University, where she teaches courses on food and agriculture, sustainability transition, and environmental communication. She holds a PhD in Geography from UC Berkeley and a BA in Folklore and Mythology from Harvard University, and she formerly served as Legislative Correspondent for Agriculture and Natural Resources in the Office of US Senator Jon Tester.