Monday, March 3 – Organic Expert To Speak This Week

BERLIN – A nationally recognized expert on organic agriculture and sustainable farming practices will speak at a public meeting March 5 at 7 p.m. at Stephen Decatur Middle School on Seahawk Road.        

Michael Ableman, a farmer and author of “From the Good Earth: A Celebration of Growing Food Around the World” will detail the how’s and why’s of caring for soil and growing healthier food. 

Called "hopeful and inspiring" by the LA Times, From The Good Earth was one of the first books to visually document the dramatic changes taking place in food and agriculture worldwide.

Founder of the Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens, Ableman has lectured extensively throughout the U.S. and in Europe. His work has been covered in National Geographic, on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” in the Utne Reader, and Gourmet Magazine. An award-winning film about Ableman’s work, Beyond Organic, narrated by Meryl Streep, aired nationally on PBS in 2001.

A special session for students will take place at Stephen Decatur High School at 3:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this and/or the 7 p.m. session and no registration is required.

The event is sponsored by the Coastal Bays Program, the Lower Shore Land Trust, the Lower Eastern Shore Sustainable Organic Network (LESSON) and funded by the County Commissioners.

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