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Raising Food in a Healthy Way

Raising Food in a Healthy Way
03/31/2018 @ 10:00 am
Tulsa (Tulsa Botanic Garden)
3900 Tulsa Botanic Dr
Tulsa, OK 74127
Maggie Regan

Did you know that annual crops account for roughly 85% of the human population’s food calories and the vast majority of planted croplands worldwide?

The Tulsa Botanic Garden welcomes Dr. Tim Crews on Saturday, March 31, at 10 a.m., when he shares about the work The Land Institute does in developing more sustainable agricultural systems by using natural prairies as models.

Learn how researchers at The Land Institute work in numerous collaborations worldwide to breed new perennial grain crops, develop diverse cropping arrangements, and begin to introduce them to commercial markets.

Dr. Tim Crews is Director of Research and Lead Scientist of the Ecology Program at The Land Institute. Prior to join the Institute’s staff, Crews was a Professor of Environmental Studies and Agroecology at Prescott College in Arizona. Dr. Crews received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and was an Ecology post-doc fellow at Stanford University.

The Land Institute is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization based in Salina, Kansas, that was founded in 1976. The Land Institute’s work, led by a team of plant breeders and ecologists in multiple partnerships worldwide, is focused on developing perennial grains, pulses and oilseed bearing plants to be grown in ecologically intensified, diverse crop mixtures known as perennial polycultures.

This event is free with regular admission. No registration required.

Talk will be held in the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Grange at the Garden. (entrance is through visitor center).

For more information, call 918-289-0330. No advance tickets are available for this event.