David Montgomery and Anne Biklé have been researching the critical connection between on-farm practices, soil health and ultimately, human nutrition, for years.
In the past year – with a new book and a peer-reviewed article – their work has been pivotal in advancing an understanding of this beneficial relationship between soil health and human health.
Here we have gathered three great ways you can learn from the expertise of David Montgomery and Anne Biklé this winter – from in-person opportunities to the comfort of your own home!
1 – See Them in Person
David Montgomery and Anne Biklé – alongside other experts – will be presenting at the eighth annual Farming Evolution event on Wednesday and Thursday, February 22 & 23, 2023.
Farming Evolution will be held at the Phillips County Fairgrounds Event Center just north of Holyoke, CO. Registration before February 11, is $40 for one day or $50 for both days. Late registration is $50 for a single day and $60 for both days. After February 20, registrations will be taken at the door. Lunch, breaks, and materials are included. To register for Farming Evolution 2023, go to farmingevolution2023.eventbrite.com.
David Montgomery is a MacArthur Fellow and professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington. He is an internationally recognized geologist who studies the effects of geological processes on ecological systems and human societies. His work has been featured in documentary films, network and cable news, TV, and radio including NOVA, PBS NewsHour, Fox and Friends, and All Things Considered.
Anne Biklé is a science writer and public speaker focusing on the connections between people, plants, food, health, and the environment. She has been known to coax garden plants into rambunctious growth and nurse them back from the edge of death with her regenerative gardening practices. Her work has appeared in digital and print magazines, newspapers, and radio and her gardening practices have been featured in independent and documentary films.
2 – Listen to Their Podcast Interview
Acres U.S.A.’s Tractor Time podcast #67 welcomes David Montgomery and Anne Biklé, as well as co-host Sarah Day Levesque, to the program.
When David and Anne collaborated on their latest book, What Your Food Ate, they took a deep dive into the research around regenerative agriculture tactics. They read hundreds of research papers, talked with dozens of practitioners and ended up … hopeful.
Listen in as they talk about their book, how they see us building a more resilient human being through changing our food supply to focus on nutrient density, microbiology and plain old common sense.
3 – Read Their Books
Most recently, Anne and David authored the book What Your Food Ate.
With their trademark thoroughness and knack for integrating information across numerous scientific fields, Montgomery and Biklé navigate discoveries and epiphanies about the world beneath our feet, revealing why regenerative farming practices hold the key to healing sick soil and untapped potential for improving human health.
Previous books include:
- Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations
- Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life
- The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health
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