Blog and News: March 2014

Not Enough Chairs!

Photo of The Soil Will Save Us books on Powell's book shelf - Photo by Kristin Beadle

It's very exciting when they run out of chairs at your first public event following book release. Friends, family and strangers -- lots and lots of strangers! -- packed Powell's last night and listened intently as I talked (longer than I'd planned) about the amazing life beneath our feet and the opportunity for healing landscapes by respecting and working with that life.

Back in Blogland

Photo of Thuli Khumalo look at sculpture

I started my first blog in July of 2006, and it was fun: it gave me a chance to natter on about the things that interested me and that I might write about someday (or was writing about in some other venue). I named it Book of Marvels, after a favorite book from my childhood --Richard Halliburton’s Book of Marvels, which made me yearn for the world beyond California.


When I started working on The Soil Will Save Us, I happily discovered Food Tank (“the food think tank”) launched by Danielle Nierenberg and Ellen Gustafson, a website and newsletter which highlights the great things people around the world are doing to reclaim agriculture and fix broken food systems.