AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute fellow Jerry Glover | AAAS
AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute fellow Jerry Glover will answer questions such as "What challenges face our food and agriculture systems? What does it mean to be “natural” versus “man-made”? Can we balance the wild and manicured ecosystems on Earth for the sake of both plants and humans? What can we change – or gain – from Earth’s shifting landscapes?" during this public talk at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
Date: Mon., Oct. 17, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Q?rius Theater (Ground Floor), National Museum of Natural History, 10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560
Event description from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History website: "For Jerry Glover, agroecologist at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and emerging explorer at National Geographic, the future of agriculture lies in the past – specifically perennials – natural plant communities which kept ecosystems in perfect balance before agriculture as we know it came into the picture. If perennial crops could be developed and harvested today, could we revolutionize agriculture to restore Earth’s land and sustain our food supply? This program is part of the 3-part series, “Landscapes of the Anthropocene,” which explores our relationship with the land that sustains us."