Winter Speaker Series

Presented by Friends of Peninsula Park Rose Garden

Although we generally think of climate change as a story of sky — of emitted gases, atmospheric carbon levels, and storms. Author Kristin Ohlson directs our gaze earthward, for a long, hard look at the dirt beneath our feet. We may have overlooked a solution there.

In her important new book, The Soil Will Save Us (Rodale Books, (256p) ISBN-10: 1609615549; ISBN-13: 9781609615543), Ohlson lays out a thesis that farmers and climate researchers have been talking about for decades: that a change in farming and forestry techniques could sequester enough carbon in the ground to not only mitigate but reverse climate change.

Kristin Ohlson, the granddaughter of farmers and daughter of avid gardners, is a freelance journalist, author, essayist and fiction writer. She recently moved to Portland, Oregon after living for many years in Cleveland, Ohio. Kristin will be available after her presentation to speak with attendees and sign copies of her book, available for purchase at the event for $23.99.

Kristin Ohlson
The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers and Foodies Are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet

Friday, April 7, 2017
10:30 am—12:30 pm

Historic Kenton Firehouse, 8105 N Brandon Avenue, Portland, OR 97217
Free Admission

If you plan to attend, r.s.v.p. to penrosevolunteers@gmail.com