Real Organic Symposium: Earth in Human Hands
The Real Organic Project announces our second annual Dartmouth symposium, “Earth In Human Hands- A Path Forward.” We will face the ways in which agriculture impacts us as a species. Most especially we will look at how real organic farming is critical to our health, and even to our survival. And how we lead the way to the changes needed.
Eliot Coleman will be delivering our afternoon keynote on Saturday, April 4th. Eliot is a pioneering organic farmer, researcher, teacher, and author who has led thousands of farmers to choose an organic path. Our April 4th evening keynote speaker will be Paul Hawken. Paul will share his rich thinking with us on how to work together as a species to transform our agriculture, silvipasture, and aquaculture. Paul serves on the Advisory Board of the Real Organic Project.
Paul will be introduced by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree. Chellie has been a hero in Congress to organic farmers for years. She is still a Maine organic farmer herself. She continues to be organic's strongest voice in government, calling for a return to the integrity that the National Organic Program was originally based on.
Dr. David Grinspoon will speak on April 3rd. David is a former NASA astrobiologist who has written the book, Earth In Human Hands: Shaping Our Planet’s Future, about the existential dilemma that we all face as we unwittingly transform Mother Earth.