Fred Magdoff of the University of Vermont will present a talk and will lead a roundtable on 'Soil and Health' earlier in the day.
Dancers present talk and multi-media performance that bears witness and celebrates lives of poets and artists lost to AIDS.
The Grinnell Singers, directed by Ben Luedcke, will perform for the Grinnell Community after returning from their Spring Break Tour.
The free public concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, in Sebring-Lewis Hall, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts.
No tickets are required.
Have cellphone, will travel: that’s the mantra in today’s device-driven world. Now, with a smartphone camera and a special app, a new project is providing virtual tours of archaeological sites in northern Arizona.
The Kaibab National Forest’s website now displays amazing 360-degree views of actual pueblos and rock art sites, old cabins and fire lookouts, and historic railroads, trails, and roads.
Join dancers across the United States to celebrate and bring awareness to the importance of water in our lives.
A screening of "Café Ta´amon," a light buffet dinner, and a talk by the documentary's director, Michael Teutsch.
Featuring live music from the Pioneer String Quartet, dance performance by Ivy Kuhn and Ensemble, Tai Chi Women's Group, and the Grinnell Community Ensemble.
Over 100 sites in 35 states are coming together to bring attention to the pressing issues of water in the United States through embodied action! Come celebrate and bring awareness to the importance of water in our lives!
Bus transportation leaving from the JRC at 2:15 p.m. Please reserve a spot by emailing Jan Graham by noon, Tuesday, April 13th.
Seeking dancers of all ages! No previous dance experience necessary!
Come learn a simple dance phrase to be performed as part of the National Water Dance at CERA on Saturday, April 16th at 3:00 p.m.
This is a unique opportunity to bring attention to the pressing water issues in the United States through embodied action! Over 100 sites in the United States are participating now!
To join please attend one of the following workshops:
Saturday, April 9th 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Grinnell Area Arts, North Room
Saturday, April 9th 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the Drake Community Library, Caulkins Community Room
Sunday, April 10th 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Grinnell College, JRC 209
Tuesday, April 12th 2:00-3:00 p.m. at the Mayflower Carmen Center
Performance: Saturday, April 16th 3:00-3:30 p.m. at CERA
Please contact Ivy Kuhn, organizer and choreographer for more information: kuhnivy[at]grinnell[dot]edu
Students' BAX and Studio Faculty Exhibition at Faulconer Gallery open Friday, April 8
4:00 p.m., Roundtable discussion, SCI 1022, Soil and Soil Health
7:30 p.m., Public Talk, JRC 101, Capitalism and Agriculture
Numerous social and ecological problems arise from the way that agriculture functions within capitalist economies. These include hunger in the midst of plenty, lack of nutrient cycling, poor rotations, inhumane raising of animals on factory farms, poor treatment of farm and slaughterhouse labor, and environmental pollution with pesticides and fertilizers. These are outcomes of a system in which the overriding goal and motivating force is profit. In such a system, decisions that makes sense from the narrow economic point, are frequently ecologically and socially irrational.
Fred Magdoff is Emeritus Professor of Plant and Soil Science at the University of Vermont. His interests range from soil science to agriculture and food (science, production, economics, policy) to the environment to the U.S. economy. His science research was on ways to improve the soil fertility, especially focusing on the critical role of soil organic matter. He oriented his agricultural outreach activities to explaining the application of ecological principles to food production. He is the co-author of Building Crops for Better Soil: Sustainable Soil Management and What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism. He is co-editor of Agriculture and Food in Crisis: Conflict, Resistance, and Renewal. Creating an Ecological Society is due out later this year.