PLEASE JOIN US
Monday June 30, 7-9pm in Amherst
Bangs Center room 101
Ribeiro is writing a book currently called Digging My Roots and one of her anecdotes details her travels to Ireland where she found the gravestone of her great grandmother’s parents and siblings in Athenry. It was obvious by the date of death of two siblings – and the two subsequent sisters named in their honor as they had died in infancy (Nelly and Ellen, Margret and Peggy) – that the Great Potato Famine, caused by a fungus, was a factor.
How many generations has it been since your family farmed (or gardened) and how/does that inform you professionally?
How would you describe your attitude about personally growing food? Why?
What could stimulate greater adoption of local gardening and small farming?
What do you know – or want to know – about nutrient transfer from soil to plant to gut?
What are some of the community benefits of learning soil science and agronomy?
This discussion or “fun-shop” is not intended to be fodder for Ribeiro’s book, though if you share something particularly amazing, she may ask if you’d be interested in being quoted!