Presentation and Book Signing: John Jeavons’ Food for the Future, Now
Friday | September 29, 2017 | 6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
The Foster Art and Wilderness Foundation | 940 Commercial Street, Palo Alto, CA
With this talk, John Jeavons will present a path towards creating a sustainable food system, and why it is essential that we follow it, now. He will discuss how we can grow each person’s food on 1% of the area used by conventional farming, while building soil and saving water. Moving our society toward sustainable food production is becoming ever more pressing, and Jeavons will discuss how resilient communities can be built around localized food systems.
John Jeavons is the Executive Director of Ecology Action, a 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Willits, California. He is also the founder of Common Ground Garden, the educational and demonstration garden located in Palo Alto. He is known internationally as the author of the best-selling book “How to Grow More Vegetables”, as well as author, co-author and/or editor of over 40 publications on the topic of biologically intensive food- and soil- growing. For the past 45 years Jeavons has devoted his time to research, develop and teach a small-scale, resource-conserving agricultural method — GROW BIOINTENSIVE®. This high-yield food raising approach is being successfully practiced in over 150 countries, and by organizations such as UNICEF, Save the Children, and the Peace Corps.