Healing a Broken Agricultural System

  • Webinar at 7:00 p.m. CT, Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Herbicides and pesticides are now used throughout corporate farming. Toxic global agriculture has horrible health and environmental effects. It is necessary to transform this failed system of food production into one that is regenerative, sustainable and non-exploitative. Climate is an essential component of relationships between plants, animals and the rest of the living world. With India’s ecologies in tatters, it is urgent to work on species’ restoration and rehabilitation. Urban farming in the St. Louis area shows the possibility of decolonizing agriculture while challenging white privilege.

Registration Details

The webinar is NO COST, but … you need to REGISTER to attend. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the meeting.

Featured Speakers

JOHN IKERD, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, University of Missouri-Columbia, has devoted his recent professional time to speaking and writing about agricultural and economic sustainability.

OLLIE FISHER (Green Party of St. Louis), is Executive Director, Ghan Eden Agriculture & Ecology Enterprise, which promotes healthy lifestyles and environmental preservation. He has been a chemical engineer, dentist, and president of Missouri Board of Health & Senior Services.

SUPRABHA SESHAN is a rainforest conservationist at the Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary, a plant conservation and habitat restoration center in the India’s Western Ghatsa. She won the 2006 top environmental prize from UK's Whitley Fund for Nature.

MITCH PEARSON is a retired educator, an artist, and an urban farmer who teaches how to farm without toxic chemicals in order to help decolonize Black agriculture in north St. Louis City and County, Missouri.

STAN COX (moderator) is a research fellow in ecosphere studies at The Land Institute, with his most recent book being The Path to a Livable Future: A New Politics to Fight Climate Change, Racism and the Next Pandemic.

Co-sponsors include

Alliance for Sustainable Communities (Lehigh Valley), Attack the System, The Black Institute, Broome Tioga Green Party, Circle City Greens, Clean Earth 4 Kids, Climate Council of Greater Kansas City, Earth Dance Organic Farm School, Food Sleuth Radio, Ghan Eden Agriculture & Ecology, Global Justice Ecology Project, Great Rivers Environmental Law Center, Green Party Albuquerque Metro Area, Green Party of Florida, Green Party of Kansas City (MO), Green Party of Onondaga County, Green Party Peace Action Committee, Green Party of St. Louis, Green Social Thought, Herbicide Free Campus, Illinois Green Party, Janata Weekly, Kansas Green Party, The Land Institute, Lynne Stewart Organization, Missouri Green Party, New Abolitionist Movement, Pacific Green Party of Oregon, Portland Protectors, Phi Global LLC/The Urban Farm School, Texas Green Party, Uhuru Solidarity Movement, Universal African Peoples Organization.

  • December 01, 2021 at 7:00pm – 9pm
  • Gateway Greens

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  • david doonan
    published this page in Calendar 2021-11-24 10:43:23 -0500