Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:56:00 CDT — by: Staff
Josh Slotnick (University of Montana) will be on campus April 16 and 17 to give a talk on sustainable agriculture and the student farm movement, and to share his poetry.
Slotnick is a lecturer in environmental studies at the University of Montana and co-founder of the nonprofit Garden City Harvest in Missoula, Mont., and the PEAS Farm. He manages the PEAS farm, a 10-acre farm two miles from the university, which combines academics with hands-on work and produces thousands of pounds of fruits and vegetables each season for low-income Missoulians.
On Thursday, April 17, Slotnick will give a talk at 4:30 p.m. on the Spencer Hall lawn. Some seating will be provided; bring a blanket or chair if possible. The rain location will be the Mary Sue Cushman Room. Light refreshments will be offered.
In addition to teaching and farming, Slotnick has recently published a book of poetry, HomeFarm. The book’s editor says, “HomeFarm is a documentary, a daily almanac of a real-world place that reflects the truth of where poetry comes from.” Slotnick will read some of his works at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the GreenHouse (on Alabama Avenue).
Slotnick’s visit is sponsored by the University Farm, Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability, Farm Club and the GreenHouse.