Transforming Agriculture, Perennially

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Keynote at NEA Big Read: Wichita – featuring Aubrey Streit Krug and Tim Crews

Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019


701 Amidon St
Wichita, KS 67203

The Wichita Public Library was selected to receive one of 78 national Big Read grants from the National Endowment for the Arts for the NEA Big Read: Wichita. This year’s featured book is Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, a memoir about her life as a geobiologist living with bipolar disorder and how she finds beauty in nature and science.

Inspired by native ecosystems, researchers at The Land Institute are building new agricultural systems that feature perennial grains grown in diverse mixtures. Like the work recounted in Hope Jahren’s Lab Girl, this long-term effort is a story of persistent plant science.

Aubrey Streit Krug (Director of Ecosphere Studies) and Tim Crews (Director of Research) at The Land Institute will reflect on the surprising insights and urgent questions that emerge from their research community’s study of human relationships to crop plants in a keynote address at Wichita’s Botanica.

Admission for this event is the general admission at Botanica:

  • General admission price: $9, $8 for seniors ages 62+
  • Bring a copy of Lab Girl and receive a $2 discount off of your admission
  • Lunch is served from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (optional); fee is $8
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