Pin It

Janisse Ray 

click to enlarge shortlist_janisseray_7148004.gif

Writer, activist, and naturalist Janisse Ray will give a talk about her new book The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook on November 16. Her book discusses a missing piece in the renaissance of local food, farming, and place-based culinary traditions happening across the country: seeds. She presents a staggering statistic—out of the thousands of seed varieties available at the turn of the 20th century, 94 percent have been lost. Ray, a gardener who co-owns and lives on Red Earth Farm in Georgia, which organizes health, sustainability, and homesteading workshops, looks to save endangered varieties, like Old Time Tennessee muskmelon and Long County Longhorn okra. Along with her own story, Ray tells of people across the country who remind us of the weighty impacts of the loss of seeds, including health, food security, and our heritage and history.

Speaking of...

  • Janisse Ray will give a talk about her new book The Seed Underground.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

Hudson Valley Events

submit event
Hi, Are You Single? @ Bridge Street Theatre

Hi, Are You Single?

Sat., Feb. 25, 7:30-8:30 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 26, 2-3 p.m. — Direct from the Public Theatre’s “Under the Radar” Festival! Ryan is far...

The Orchestra Now: Leonard Bernstein’s Candide

Sat., Feb. 25, 8 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 26, 2 p.m. — A semistaged concert performance of Bernstein's famous opera, which is based on...

View all of today's events

Latest in Books & Authors

More by Jennifer Gutman

  • New Paltz: Mountainside Mosaic

    The ever-growing tourist sector in New Paltz is bringing the town to a tipping point wit new tourism-related developments for 2016.
    • Jan 1, 2016
  • "The Object Lesson" at Bard's LUMA Theatre

    Geoff Sobelle's uncategorizable philosophical/comedic performance is staged at Bard Dec. 17-19.
    • Dec 1, 2015
  • Lillian Bustle: The "F Word"

    Self-described fat burlesque artist Lillian Bustle talks body image with Jennifer Gutman prior to a talk at SUNY New Paltz on November 2.
    • Nov 1, 2015
  • More »

Hudson Valley Tweets