In the belly of the beast: gathering with sustainable farmers in the Midwest

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I’m deeply honored to have been invited to speak at the Land Institute’s Prairie Festival (later this month) and the Iowa Organic Conference (in November). Both of these meetings are the work of longstanding thought leaders who have spent decades building the foundation for a more sustainable agriculture in the midwest. This is challenging work, in the belly of the beast, and the people who have taken it on have tremendous strength, courage, and integrity. I know I will learn so much, not just about ecological farming, but about how to face adversity with grace. Helping me in that respect will be my Lentil Underground comrade David Oien, with whom I’ll be sharing the stage in Iowa. Gratitude.

Liz Carlisle