You are invited to a presentation entitled “The Dirt on Food Supply: Promoting Healthy Soil for a Sustainable Environment” on Nov. 17. The presentation reflects a collaboration of The League of Women Voters of Greenwich, together with Greenwich Library, the Greenwich Conservation Commission, Greenwich Tree Conservancy, Greenwich Land Trust, Garden Education Center of Greenwich, Greenwich Community Gardens and Audubon Greenwich.
The featured speaker will be Mr. Dave White, Former Chief U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service. Mr. White is also co-founder and partner of conservation consultants the 9b Group. Support for this forum is provided through a cooperative agreement of the National Association of Conservation Districts and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The United Nations named 2015 “The International Year of the Soil” in the hope of generating awareness of the importance of soil to human life. According to the 9b Group, in just a few decades, farmers will have to feed 9 billion people a year. Keeping agricultural land productive will be critical to meeting food demands as will protecting the health and resilience of our environment. An understanding and appreciation of soil will be key in achieving these goals.
The presentation will be held from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Greenwich Library’s Cole Auditorium. Admission is free and all members of the public are welcome. For further information contact Jill Oberlander at [email protected] or 917-685-0181 or Amy McGrath at [email protected] or 917-971-9134.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. The League was founded in 1920 as an outgrowth of the seventy-two year struggle to win voting rights for women. The Greenwich chapter is the largest of the 27 local chapters in Connecticut.