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Hi zootown folks! Some of us from wheaton labs are going to trundle on into town for this! I'm pasting in all the details that were emailed to the cool MCN list, but it lost formatting, which I'm not taking the time recreate (sorry).

We're planning to attend the afternoon seminar, then get dinner somewhere, then return to campus for the evening lecture. Reply here if you want to meet up at our dinner spot!



The President's Lecture Series
Presents

Vandana Shiva
Founder and Director, Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology and Founder and Managing Trustee, Navdanya Trust
New Delhi, India

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Seminar
"Living Seed, Living Soil, and Earth Democracy"

Wednesday, February 24
3:10-4:30 p.m.
Gallagher Business Building, Room 123

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Lecture
"We Are All Seeds: Food Security and Environmental Sustainability”
(Brennan Guth Memorial Lecture in Environmental Philosophy in collaboration with the Environmental Studies Program)

Wednesday, February 24
8:00 p.m.
Dennison Theatre

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You are cordially invited to attend a seminar and lecture with Vandana Shiva. She is one of the most prominent radical scientists and environmental activists in the world, with a storied record of opposition to biotechnology, genetic engineering, and other advances resulting from corporate-led globalization. Trained as a physicist at the University of Punjab, she did her Ph.D. work at the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Shiva later shifted to interdisciplinary research in science, technology, and environmental policy, which she pursued at the Indian Institute of Science and the Indian Institute of Management in Banglahore, India. In 1982, she founded an independent institute — the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology in Dehra Dun — dedicated to the study of ecology and social issues. The Foundation has made a practice of partnering with local communities and social movements. In 1991, she founded Navdanya, a national movement especially concerned about the protection of native seeds and the promotion of organic farming and fair trade. This initiative has resulted in the establishment of sixty seed banks. In 2004, she started Bija Vidyapeeth, an international college for sustainable living in Doon Valley, in collaboration with Schumacher College, UK. She is a board member of the International Forum on Globalization. In 1993, she received the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize (the Right Livelihood Award).

Dr. Shiva’s more than two dozen books include the following:
Seed Sovereignty, Food Security: Women in the Vanguard of the Fight against GMOs and Corporate Agriculture (2016)
Ecofeminism: Critique, Influence, Change (2cd ed., 2014), written with Maria Mies
Making Peace with the Earth (2013)
Staying Alive: Women, Ecology, and Development (2010)
Soil not Oil (2008 )
Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace (2005)
Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit (2002)
Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply (2000)

Speaking engagements have taken Dr. Shiva all over the world. We are extremely fortunate to have her in Missoula. Visit http://www.umt.edu/president/events/lectures/default.php for more information about the President's Lecture Series.


SEMINAR AND LECTURE ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Where should we meet for dinner? Casual might be better for folks drifting in and out on their own schedule.

Chipotle's? Does anyone know if the U of M food stuff be open?

Or, see more discussion about organic restaurants in Missoula.
 
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This is a great idea! My wife and I were already planning to attend this. We'd be delighted to meet other permacultur[ists?] here.

See you there.

Jesse and Ashley
 
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So, maybe we should just stay at the U of M food court/cafeteria for dinner?

http://www.umt.edu/dining/restaurants/default.php.

Their Food Zoo menu is incredibly detailed and diverse.

I didn't confirm if non-students are okay to eat there, though if someone knows, please chime in!

Jesse also mentioned the deli at the Good Food Store in the organic restaurants thread, which would be okay, though perhaps not the best for a group of 6-8 or more.

 
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Jocelyn Campbell wrote:Hi zootown folks! Some of us from wheaton labs are going to trundle on into town for this!

Those of you on the daily-ish email are probably aware, though thought I should mention here, too, that Paul won't be able to join us because of his cervical radiculopathy/bulging disc.
 
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In case you find the Food Zoo unattractive, there is a new restaurant across the street (Liquid Planet opened the cafe where Food For Thought used to be). Marta and I tried it once and were impressed.

Sorry I can't make the evening lecture, but I hope to get to the afternoon event.
 
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Unless—depending on numbers—everyone wanted to come over to our place for homemade venison brats, sauerkraut and hard cider we made this past year? It's close-by.
 
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wow, how can you beat homemade brats, sauerkraut and hard cider to prep for a permies lecture!
 
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Tomorrow we're making 120 lbs. of sausage between venison and elk bratwurst, summer sausage and weisswurst, in addition to the 40 lbs. of bratwurst we're still eating from last fall. Need to confirm this with my wife. We could do a little potluck.
 
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ohhh so jealous of who ever is going... I Love Vandana she kicks ass, especially monsanto ass !

This is one of my favorite talks from her
Vandana shiva Slow Money part B, extraenvironmentalist podcast

pretty good podcast show too the old extra environmentalist that is
 
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Tim's right - what a generous offer, Jesse! There will be six of us from wheaton labs, and one gal from Transition Missoula on Facebook said she might like to meet up, and maybe others who haven't said anything, so I'm thinking that might already be too many.

You know, it makes sense to me if you'd want to share some though mostly keep your larder full, and not empty it in one fell swoop!

 
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I thought I could make the afternoon show, but it's not looking good. I don't believe I was included in Jocelyn's count, but either way, my impact on what you, Jesse, are offering was very limited for a vegan. However, the draw was to touch base with a fellow Missoulian, and a sip of hard cider. Perhaps that will be another time. Hope the Vandana Shiva events are fruitful. Cheers, Tim
 
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Sorry we missed you, Tim! It was great to see many old friends and make some new ones!

Evan posted a summary from his notes in his ant village thread. He even posted pictures like this one:



And since we're cautious about discussing politics on permies, those kinds of things are discussed in what we call the cider press, where you must have enough apples to post there, and could lose apples, too. So, Josh followed up on some of the issues raised in Vandana Shiva's talks in a thread to expand the conversation in the cider press.

It was a great day with six of us in a big van we use for people transport here at wheaton labs.
 
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