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Judith D. Schwartz

Judith D. Schwartz is a longtime freelance writer whose work has appeared in venues from Glamour and Redbook to The Christian Science Monitor and The New York Times. She is the author of several books, including Tell Me No Lies: How to Face the Truth and Build a Loving Marriage (coauthored) and The Therapist's New Clothes. She has an MA in counseling psychology and an MS from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. She lives with her family in Southern Vermont.

    Judith D.'s Upcoming Events

    • Judith Schwartz at The Mountain School
      The Mountain School, Vershire VT
      November 4, 2014, 11:30 am
    • Judith Schwartz at Thetford Center Community Building
      (3932 Route 113, across from Town Hall, Thetford Center VT
      November 4, 2014, 6:30 pm

      Journalist Judith Schwartz, author of "Cows Save the Planet, and other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth" will be in Thetford Center on Tuesday, November 4th for a reading, potluck (optional), and discussion. When I read her book last year, it filled me with hope, changed my view of life on our planet, and reoriented my career plans for the future. Here's what she plans to talk about: "Soil, that humble stuff we often take for granted, can be seen as a hub for our many challenges. Taking a "soils-eye" view of our predicaments opens up many possible solutions. For instance, once we understand that over time more CO2 has gone into the atmosphere from the soil compared to the burning of fossil fuels, we can explore means of returning carbon to the soil--namely through regenerative agricultural practices. Given the state of global climate change negotiations, we can't stop emissions immediately--let alone unburn the fossil fuels we've already used--but we can change how we treat the land and grow and produce food. As for cows...depending on how livestock are managed, they can either be destructive or serve as a tool for large-scale land restoration as well as a food source. It's up to us. " For more information contact Didi Pershouse [email protected](802) 785-2503 RSVPs appreciated, but not necessary. Sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Medicine and Thetford Academy

    • Judith Schwartz at Slow Money National Gathering
      Slow Money National Gathering, Louisville KY
      November 12, 2014, 10:00 am

      Judith Schwartz will moderate a panel featuring processing and distribution entrepreneurs at the Slow Money National Gathering oN Wednesday, November 12. More details to come...

    • Judith Schwartz at Biodiversity for a Livable Climate
      TUFTS, Medford MA
      November 21, 2014, 12:00 pm

      Judy Schwartz will speak at the Biodiversity for a Livable Climate conference on November 21-23 at Tufts University in Medford, MA. More details to come...

    • Judy Schwartz at 2014 Western Canadian Grazing Conference
      WCGC, Alberta Calgary
      December 10, 2014, 8:45 am

      Judy Schwartz will be the morning keynote speaker at the 2014 Western Canadian Grazing Conference in Edmonton, Alberta on December 10 at 8:45 AM.

    • Judith Schwartz at NOFA NH Winter Conference
      NOFA NH Winter Conference, Concord NH
      January 31, 2015, 12:00 pm

      Judith Schwartz will present a workshop at the NOFA NH Winter Conference on January 31, 2015 in Concord, NH. More details to come.

    Judith D.'s Books

    Cows Save the Planet

    And Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth

    Journalist Judith D. Schwartz looks at soil as a crucible for our many overlapping environmental, economic, and social crises. Schwartz reveals that for many of these problems -- climate change, desertification, biodiversity loss, droughts, floods, wildfires, rural poverty, malnutrition, and obesity -- our ability to turn these crises into opportunities depends on how we treat the soil.


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