An Evening with Janisse Ray: Saving Seeds, Saving Food


An Evening with Janisse Ray: Saving Seeds, Saving Food
March 11, 2014 – 7:00 p.m.
Lewis and Clark Library, Helena, MT
Naturalist and writer Janisse Ray will visit Helena on Tuesday, March 11 to read from her award-winning book, The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food (Chelsea Green Publishing).  The reading starts at 7:00 p.m. in the Lewis and Clark Library large meeting room. A reception and book signing will follow.
This reading kicks off Cultivate Helena’s BioLiteracy Series.
Published in 2012, The Seed Underground is an impassioned, yet reasoned, call to farmers and gardeners to join a global effort to preserve heirloom seeds. The book gives a brief history of the practices of industrial agriculture that have caused a massive loss of seed diversity, but ever hopeful, is filled with examples of how seed savers are ensuring the seeds that will feed us in the future. 
The Seed Underground has won the many awards, including the American Horticultural Society Book Award and  the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature Award.Janisse Ray is currently the William Kittredge Distinguished Visiting Writer at the University of Montana. She lives on an organic farm in southern Georgia.
2014 CULTIVATE BIOLITERACY SERIES
The Cultivate BioLiteracy Series is a program of Cultivate Helena, Inc. to bring groundbreaking authors, speakers, films and other enlightening educational events to the Helena community during the gardening off-season.
March 18, Rosalyn LaPier, ethnobotanist and University of Montana professor in the Environmental Studies Program, will talk about the importance of tobacco to native peoples as a medicinal plant as well as other native plants used by tribes of the northern plains. Cultivate Helena is partnering with the Helena Indian Alliance to rejuvenate the HIA garden near downtown Helena, with the planting of culturally significant native species, vegetables and other edibles. 
Details about the other events in the Cultivate BioLiteracy Series are forthcoming and will be posted on http://www.cultivatehelena.com.
An Evening with Janisse Ray: Saving Seeds, Saving Food