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Earth Week Conference

When: Wed., April 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 2019
All events are free, open to the public and take place in the FLCC Student Center. The schedule is as follows:

· 11 a.m. to noon: Kathleen Draper, from the Ithaka Institute for Carbon Intelligence, will present a talk on biochar and carbon sequestration and will have copies of her newly releasedbook, “Burn: Using Fire to Cool the Earth.”
· Noon to 1 p.m.: Izy Grooms, associate biology professor, speaks on “Food Processing: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.”
· 1 to 2 p.m.: Elizabeth Henderson speaks on sustainable community-based food production. She is a writer, activist, local pioneer in organic growing, founder of Peacework Organics,and formerly on the board of directors for the Northeast Organic Farming Association.
· 2 to 3 p.m.: Moderated Q&A with guest speakers on how to start and manage a sustainable community garden at FLCC.
· 3 to 3:30 p.m.: Seed starting activity with Petra Page-Mann of Fruition Seeds.
· 3:30 to 5 p.m.: Marty Dodge, retired conservation professor, discusses Aldo Leopold’s environmental classic “A Sand County Almanac.”

Each of the first three events begins with a 10-minute talk by Vera Whisman, associate sociology professor, on “Women and Sustainability.” Visitors may bring a lunch; the FLCC café isalso open. For more information, contact Derrick Gentry, assistant professor of humanities, at

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