Monday, June 1, 2009

Book Reading Tonight - Lisa M. Hamilton

Tonight at Powell's City of Books, downtown on Burnside, Lisa Hamilton will be reading from her new book "Deeply Rooted: Unconventional Farmers in the Age of Agribusiness".
7:00 pm
This event is co-sponsored by Edible Portland.

Lisa Hamilton is a photographer and journalist who focuses on agriculture and sustainable food systems, with s special focus on farmers. A century of industrialization has left our food system riddled with problems, yet for solutions we look to nutritionists and government agencies, scientists and chefs. Lisa M. Hamilton asks: Why not look to the people who grow our food?

Hamilton makes this vital inquiry through the stories of three unconventional farmers: an African American dairyman in Texas who plays David to the Goliath of agribusiness corporations; a tenth-generation rancher in New Mexico struggling to restore agriculture as a pillar of his crumbling community; and a modern pioneer family in North Dakota who is breeding new varieties of plants to face the future's double threat: Monsanto and global warming.

Why, she asks, has it taken so long to go straight to the source? Join me at Powells tonight to hear her answers.

Sounds great - hope to see you there!

Photos © Lisa M. Hamilton


  1. Oh I wish! There are times like this that living at the coast is frustrating, but I love it. Let me know how it went, would you? I was thinking of you this week as a wrote my latest article about lemons. Come over for a peek! BTW, your pictures are getting to the point of looking outa Martha Stewart. Amazing!

  2. I used to work for New Seasons and I loved learning about small farms and sustainable living.

    Your blog is lovely. I'm glad I found you.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

  3. Oh, I'm totally envious that you're so close to Powell's. I LOVE that bookstore! Enjoy!

  4. Looking for those pics and words re your are the goodies from the csa holding out?
    xxoo, Country Rhodes