Courtney White is the author of Grass, Soil, Hope. A former archaeologist and Sierra Club activist, White dropped out of the 'conflict industry' in 1997 to co-found the Quivira Coalition, a nonprofit dedicated to building bridges between ranchers, conservationists, public land managers, scientists, and others around the idea of land health (www.quiviracoalition.org). Today, his work with Quivira concentrates on building economic and ecological resilience on working landscapes, with a special emphasis on carbon ranching and the new agrarian movement.
His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Farming,
Rangelands, Natural Resources Journal, and Solutions. His essay "The Working Wilderness: A Call for a Land Health Movement" was published by Wendell Berry in 2005 in his collection of essays titled
The Way of Ignorance.
Courtney is the author of the book Revolution on the Range: the Rise of a New Ranch in the American West, and he co- edited, with Dr. Rick Knight, Conservation for a New Generation, both published by Island Press in 2008.
In 2012, he published a collection of black-and-white photographs of the American West in an online book titled The Indelible West, which includes a foreword by Wallace Stegner.
He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his family and a backyard full of chickens.
Doug Fine is a comedic investigative journalist, bestselling author, and solar-powered goat herder. His new book "Hemp Bound" sets out a blueprint for tri-cropping and marketing hemp in the 21st Century: this will be the subject of his talk at the 2014 Congress.
Ross Conrad, author of "Natural Beekeeping", will be hosted at Eagles Flight Farm on August 24th. One of the most challenging aspects of keeping bees in the Northern regions of North America is successfully overwintering the hives so that they are alive in the spring. Ross will discuss the primary issues that need to be addressed to help bees survive the winter and how to steward colonies through the critical time period of late winter and early spring when hives are typically in their most vulnerable condition.
Ross Conrad, author of "Natural Beekeeping", will be hosted by Eagles Flight Farm on August 24th, where he will give a lecture entitled "Apitherapy--Healing and Health with Products from the Hive". The honeybee and hive products have historically played a large role in disease care and prevention. Today science is finally catching up to what naturalists, herbalists, and acupuncturists have known for years. Covered are the healing properties of Honey, Pollen, Propolis, Royal Jelly, and Honeybee Venom.
Richard Wiswall at Goddard College
Goddard College, Plainfield VT
August 25, 2014, 12:00 pm
Richard Wiswall will present a workshop at Goddard College on August 25.
As a part of the North American Permaculture Convergence, Toby will offer a special two-day permaculture workshop in Minneapolis, August 27-28 on "Patterns and Permaculture: Nature¬ís Forms for Dynamic Design."