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Get The Dirt On Soil, The Food Supply In Greenwich Library Talk

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GREENWICH, Conn. — The public is invited to a free presentation on Tuesday, Nov. 17, “The Dirt on Food Supply: Promoting Healthy Soil for a Sustainable Environment.”

The featured speaker will be Dave White, former chief U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service. He is also co-founder and partner of conservation consultants the 9b Group. Support for this forum is provided through a cooperative agreement of the National Association of Conservation Districts and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The United Nations named 2015 “The International Year of the Soil” in the hope of generating awareness of the importance of soil to human life. According to the 9b Group, in just a few decades, farmers will have to feed 9 billion people a year. Keeping agricultural land productive will be critical to meeting food demands as will protecting the health and resilience of the environment.

The sponsors of this presentation are The League of Women Voters of Greenwich, the Greenwich Library, the Greenwich Conservation Commission, Greenwich Tree Conservancy, Greenwich Land Trust, Garden Education Center of Greenwich, Greenwich Community Gardens and Audubon Greenwich.

The presentation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Greenwich Library’s Cole Auditorium. Admission is free. For further information contact Jill Oberlander at JillKOberlander@gmail.com or 917-685-0181 or Amy McGrath at amymcgra@gmail.com or 917-971-9134.

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