Submitted by event organizers
Join David Montgomery and Anne Bikle as they explore the connections between soil and human health during their lecture, “Hidden Half of Nature: Microbial Roots of Life and Health,” from 1-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the San Juan Island Grange.
Montgomery earned his Ph.D. in geomorphology and teaches at the University of Washington where he studies the evolution of topography and how geological processes shape landscapes and influence ecological systems. Montgomery writes about the relationship of people to their environment and is the author of “Growing A Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life.” In 2008 he was named a MacArthur Fellow.
Biklé is an author, biologist and gardener. She uses her broad background and endless fascination with the natural world to investigate and write about connections between health issues, plants and the environment. Her interests have also led her into public health, salmon restoration and environmental planning.
This “Art As A Voice” event accompanies the “Food For Thought” exhibition at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art running Sept. 27-Dec. 9.
Admission to this event is $18 for adults, $15 for SJIMA and grange members and $12 for students. Register online at www.sjima.org under Learn, or by calling 360-370-5050. Tickets will be sold the door as seats are available.
“Hidden Half of Nature” is sponsored by SJIMA, SJI Grange No. 966, Grange member Kim Miller and the Town of Friday Harbor.