Past Events

February 18, 2024, 11:45am, Seattle, WA

Northwest Flower and Garden Festival - Is Nature More Cooperative Than We Think?

Join Kristin Ohlson as she speaks about cooperation in nature, followed by book signing.

December 1, 2023, 8:00am, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) - Regenerating Nature Panel Discussion

Moderated by Dionysia Angeliki Lyra of the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture, Kristin Ohlson will join co-panelists, Nithiya Laila and Christine Gould, in a discussion about soil, seeds, native plants and feeding the world’s people.

October 10, 2023, 6:00pm, Bend, OR

Worthy Brewing Company - An Evening with Kristin Ohlson

Join Kristin Olson for an enriching discussion about her work and an exploration of the cooperative relationships found in nature.
Worthy Brewing Company, 495 Northeast Bellevue Drive Bend, OR 97701

September 28, 2023, 7:00pm, Portland, OR

Cinema 21 - Common Ground film screening and discussion

Attend the Portland premiere screening of COMMON GROUND, a hopeful and uplifting story of the pioneers of the “Regenerative Movement” who produce tremendous quantities of nutritionally dense food and are working to balance the climate – all while bringing our entire ecosystem back to life.

After the film, join Kristin Ohlson and award-winning filmmakers Josh and Rebecca Tickell for a panel discussion.

June 14, 2023, 7:00pm, Leavenworth, WA

Wenatchee River Institute's Red Barn - Is Nature More Cooperative Than We Think?

Kristin will speak about "Is Nature More Cooperative Than We Think?"
Free event, with live stream.
Doors open at 6:30pm for community social.

April 14, 2023, 5:30pm, Forest Grove, OR

United Church of Christ - Dinner, movie and book discussion

Join Kristin for dinner and a movie (Kiss the Ground) with the Nana Cardoon community. Kristin will discuss both The Soil Will Save Us and Sweet in Tooth and Claw and sign books.
Location: United Church of Christ, 2032 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116
$10 suggested donation

March 5, 2023, 2:30pm, Tuscon, AZ

Tuscon Festival of Books - Can Nature Cooperate?

Stephen Buchmann, Theodore Flemming and Kristin Ohlson all write about nature, which means they understand exactly how unpredictable nature can be. We ask them, "Can nature cooperate?" WNPA Stage (Seats 146)

March 4, 2023, 4:00pm, Tuscon, AZ

Tuscon Festival of Books - Animals Inspiring Awe

In this session, our authors Kristin Ohlson and Christopher Preston will share their incredible experiences with animal behavior ... and the science behind the things they saw. Big picture, what does it all mean? Science City - Main Stage (Seats 195) 

October 20, 2022, 6:30pm, Brooklyn, New York

Patagonia Brooklyn - Conversation

Join Masha Hamilton in conversation with Kristin Ohlson as she presents fascinating stories of how nature is cooperative, not competitive, in her newest book.
70 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249, (646) 916-4027

October 19, 2022, 7:00pm, New York City, NY

P&T Knitwear - Book reading and discussion

P&T Knitwear welcomes Kristin Ohlson for a reading of Sweet in Tooth and Claw, a follow-up to her most recent book The Soil Will Save Us. Ohlson will be joined by writer Mary Norris to discuss the growing case for the importance of mutually beneficial relationships between organisms, contrary to the widely-held notion of "survival of the fittest" as the driving force in nature. Ohlson and Norris will also examine how reframing our understanding of the natural world might benefit our own relationship with it, and each other, in an age of growing climate crisis.

October 13, 2022, 6:30pm, Boulder, Colorado

Patagonia Boulder - Leave No Trace

1630 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302, (720) 677-5010
Doors: 6pm, Program start: 6:30pm

October 10, 2022, 6:30pm, Salt Lake City, Utah

2292 Highland Dr., Salt Lake City, UT 84106, (801) 466-2226
Doors: 6:30pm, Program start: 7:00pm

October 7, 2022, 6:30pm, Reno, Nevada

Patagonia Outlet, Reno - Conversation with Bob Fulkerson

130 S Center St, Reno, NV 89501, (775) 746-6878

September 22, 2022, 4:00pm, Severely, Kansas

Join keynote speakers Charles Eisenstein and Kristin Ohlson on September 22-23, 2022 for this 11th Annual event.

September 14, 2022, 7:00pm, Shaker Heights, Ohio

Loganberry Books - Book Discussion

Kristin Ohlson will discuss her newest book, Sweet in Tooth and Claw, with Caroline Tait, the Holden Arboretum Forests & Gardens’ vice president of horticulture & collections.

September 6, 2022, 7:00pm, Portland, OR

Powell’s City of Books - Author Events and Talks

Join Kristin Ohlson in Conversation With Lee van der Roo, author of As the World Burns.

April 25, 2018, 7:30am, Forest Grove, OR

Forest Movie Theater - Heal the Land, Heal the Climate talk

Kristin Ohlson will address the Forest Grove Sustainability Commission's Knowledge Pub in a talk titled "Heal the Land, Heal the Climate." 

Doors open at 7 pm for snacks, drinks and conversation. Presentation starts at 7:30 pm. Admission is free! 

March 15, 2018, 9:30am, Portland, OR

The Portland Garden Club - One-hour presentation with Q&A

Join Kristin Ohlson as she presents her book, The Soil Will Save Us, followed by a question and answer hour.

August 7, 2017, 8:00am, Los Angeles, CA

UCLA Luskin Center - Urban Soil Summit: Terroir!

Kristin Ohlson and others will discuss how plants, the soil microbiome, animals and events converge to create our living world. August 7 - 9, 2017. Get tickets: Urban Soil Summit: Terroir!

August 6, 2017, 6:00pm, Vancouver, WA

Natural Grocers store - Book talk and signing

In her latest book, The Soil Will Save Us, Kristin Ohlson lays out a thesis that farmers and climate researchers have been talking about for decades--that a change in farming and forestry techniques could collect and hold enough carbon in the ground to not only mitigate but reverse global warming.

April 7, 2017, 10:30am, Portland, OR

Historic Kenton Firehouse - Winter Speaker Series

Winter Speaker Series presented by Friends of Peninsula Park Rose Garden
Time: 10:30 —12:30 pm
Free Admission, if you plan to attend, r.s.v.p. to

March 8, 2017, 6:30am, Anaheim, CA

Anaheim Marriott - Climate Day Film Screening: Kiss the Ground and panel discussion

Attend a sneak preview of select scenes from the upcoming documentary, Kiss The Ground. This film is scheduled to hit theaters in 2018 and is the first of its kind to provide a clear solution to climate change through food choices. Based on a forthcoming book with the same title, Kiss the Ground, this film will focus on Regenerative Agriculture and the heroes on the front lines of this new agricultural and food revolution.

A panel discussion and Q&A, featuring voices from the documentary and industry leaders, will immediately follow the screening.
Room: Marriott, Grand Salon F

February 3, 2017, 10:30am, Portland, OR

Historic Kenton Firehouse - Winter Speaker Series

Presented by Friends of Peninsula Park Rose Garden: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, free admission, if you plan to attend, please RSVP to

In her latest book, The Soil Will Save Us, Kristin Ohlson lays out a thesis that farmers and climate researchers have been talking about for decades--that a change in farming and forestry techniques could collect and hold enough carbon in the ground to not only mitigate but reverse global warming.

January 11, 2017, 9:00am, Washington, DC

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center - U.S. Senate Briefing - How to Feed the World and Cool the Planet: Soil Is the Solution

Hope for the future depends on reversing three disturbing trends: unprecedented concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, skyrocketing rates of diet-related chronic disease, and rapidly diminishing natural resources, especially water. These problems have one thing in common: They can't be solved without soil. We might take dirt for granted, but we can't do much without it. In this briefing, experts will explain how our ability to feed the world and cool the planet depends on how we care for the soil.

United States Senator Bernie Sanders' office has invited Kristin Ohlson to speak during a U.S. Senate briefing. Among topics covered, Kristin will discuss her recent article on how crop insurance has discouraged regenerative farm practices.

Speakers (TBC)
Will Allen, Cedar Circle Farm, VT
Diana Donlon, Director, The Soil Solutions Project, Center for Food Safety
Dr. Kristine Nichols, Chief Scientist, The Rodale Institute
Kristin Ohlson, author, The Soil Will Save Us
Judith Schwartz, author, Cows Save the Planet and Water In Plain Sight
David Smith, Deputy Chief for Soil Science and Resource Assessment, Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Sponsors: Organic Consumers AssociationRegeneration International
Co-Sponsors: Biodiversity for a Livable ClimateCenter for Food SafetyGrassPowerRegeneration VermontRodale Institute, Soil Solutions

November 20, 2016, 12:00pm, Portland, OR

Join Kristin Ohlson for a book signing from noon - 4 pm at The Wild Arts Festival. The festival celebrates nature in the work of regionally and nationally known artists and writers.

October 16, 2016, 10:00am, Boston, MA

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - State of the Climate: Global to Local Nutrition and Health Impacts presentation

Presentation from 10 - 11:30 am. Despite the majority of nutrition professionals being concerned with climate change and its impact on human health only about one-third of dietitians are incorporating climate change mitigation strategies into practice, which include efforts to reduce or prevent emission of greenhouse gases. After this session, participants will be well versed on the state of the climate, how it affects agriculture, and how it will impact human health globally and locally in the years to come. Planned with The Academy Committee for Lifelong Learning.

September 14, 2016, 6:30pm, Stevenson, WA

Come here Kristin Ohlson speak about her book and the importance of soil. This talk is part of the Community Resiliency Series 2016 

August 4, 2016, 10:00am, Richmond, CA​

Richmond Memorial Convention Center - Soil Not Oil Conference

Friday morning plenary speaker at the Soil Not Oil Conference.

April 20, 2016, 5:00pm, Gleneden Beach, OR

Salishan Resort - CONNECT 2016 Conference

Join keynote speaker, Kristin Ohlson, for CONNECT 2016. This conference continues to be the best training available for conservation professionals. Sponsored by the Oregon Conservation Education and Assistance Network.

April 15, 2016, 1:00pm, Portland, ME

University of Southern Maine - 34th Annual National Pesticide Forum: Cultivating Community and Environmental Health

Join keynote speaker, Kristin Ohlson, for the 34th National Forum which provides an opportunity for grassroots advocates, scientists, and policy makers to share our efforts and build local, state and national strategies for strength and growth. April 15 -16, 2016.

April 1, 2016, 7:00pm, Peninsula, OH

Happy Days Lodge - Cuyahoga Valley National Park Distinguished Speaker series

Kristin Ohlson’s book The Soil Will Save Us waxes eloquently about the ground beneath our feet, unfolding a narrative on how soil health directly impacts science, farming, food, and environmentalism. She will discuss her findings on this critical subject and inspire people to take steps to revitalize a resource that most take for granted. Co-sponsored by Countryside Conservancy.

March 31, 2016, 6:30pm, Peninsula, OH

Hines Hill Conference Center - Nature Writing Seminar

February 5, 2016, 7:00am, Sparks, NV

Nugget Casino Resort - Nevada Small Farm Conference

Join keynote speaker, Kristin Ohlson, for this two day conference celebrating their 10th Anniversary.

January 31, 2016, 2:00pm, Portland, OR

University of Portland - Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon's Seventh Annual Earth Care Summit: Renewing Nature from the Ground Up

Afternoon workshop and book signing. 2 - 7:30 pm.

January 28, 2016, 6:30pm, McMinville, OR

3rd Street Pizza - InFARMation

Join Kristin Ohlson and other panelists for InFARMation, sponsored by Friends of Family Farmers. Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm.

January 12, 2016, 8:00pm, Ventura, CA

Patagonia Speaker Series - private event.

November 14, 2015, 12:00pm, Billings, MT

Northern Plains is a grassroots conservation and family agriculture group that organizes Montana citizens to protect our water quality, family farms and ranches, and unique quality of life.

October 23, 2015, 5:30pm, Lincoln, NE

University of Nebraska–Lincoln Hardin Hall Auditorium - Reception, lecture, and book signing

Reception/meet and greet at 5:30pm; lecture 7-8:30 pm; book signing 8:30-9pm. Sponsored by the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum.

October 17, 2015, 10:00am, Cincinnati, OH

Duke Energy Convention Center - Books by the Banks

Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival is an annual celebration of books and reading that takes place every October in downtown Cincinnati. The day-long festival, which is free and open to the public, features national, regional, and local authors and illustrators; book signings; panel discussions; and activities for the entire family to enjoy.

September 29, 2015, 6:30pm, Canby, OR

Canby Public Library - Book talk and signing

August 11, 2015, 5:30am, Portland, OR

Holocene - InFARMation (and Beer!) night

Join Kristin Ohlson for InFARMation (and Beer!) night at the Holocene (does not have a street sign). Kristin will speak at 6:30 pm, followed by a panel discussion with Mike Moran from Shepherd’s Grain, Ron MacKenzie from Slow Food, and Ohlson. Sponsored by Friends of Family Farmers and 350PDX.

July 23, 2015, 7:00pm, Seaside, OR

Seaside Library - Visiting Author Series

Meet Kristin Ohlson during the Visiting Author Series in Seaside, Oregon.

June 24, 2015, 6:00pm, Cuyahoga National Valley Park, OH

Spice Acres - Soil Health Dinner

Join us for a special evening of culinary enrichment with Kristin Ohlson, along with Spice Acres farm manager, Shawn Belt, and wine maker, Rob Murray.

June 23, 2015, 12:00pm, Cleveland, OH

Dunham Tavern Museum - Growing Cleveland's Urban Transformation: A Conversation about Cultivating our Soil, Land and Communities

A conversation​ with Cleveland Metroparks CEO Brian Zimmerman, Thriving Communities Institute Director Jim Rokakis, and Kristin Ohlson, facilitated by ​City Club​ of Cleveland CEO​ Dan Moulthrop.

June 19, 2015, 12:00pm, Cleveland, OH

The City Club of Cleveland - Book talk and signing

Join Kristin Ohlson and The City Club of Cleveland, for a live radio broadcast and book talk on WCPN.

June 10, 2015, 7:00pm, Tigard, OR

Tigard Public Library - Book talk and signing

April 25, 2015, 4:00pm, Greenbank, WA

Greenbank Farm - Whidbey Island Earth Day Festival Keynote Speaker

Join Keynote Speaker, Kristin Ohlson, for the Whidbey Island Earth Day Festival at Greenbank Farm. Earth Day activities begin at 10 am, speech at 4 pm.

April 16, 2015, 7:30pm, Corvallis, OR

1165 NW Monroe, Corvallis, OR 97330 - Talk entitled "Soil: Our Agent of Climate Recovery​"

Kristin Ohlson will present a talk entitled Soil: Our Agent of Climate Recovery and sign books. Meet and greet at 6:30 pm, talk at 7:30 pm. Sponsored by Benton Food Freedom, Natural Step Ministry,, and Citizens Climate Lobby.

February 23, 2015, 8:00am, Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Natural History Museum - Urban Soil Carbon Water Summit

Join Kristin Ohlson at the Urban Soil Carbon Water Summit on Feb. 23-25, 2015. Event details coming soon.

February 15, 2015, 6:00pm, Eugene, OR

Eugene Public Library - Book talk and signing

January 29, 2015, 4:00pm, Houston, TX

Organic Horiculture Benefits Alliance (OHBA) - An Evening with author Kristin Ohlson

OHBA presents an evening with Kristin Ohlson, author of The Soil Will Save Us, a critically acclaimed book that is changing how we look at and value soil. This event will make you proud to be organic. Tickets include a delicious dinner and plenty of social networking. Register Now.

December 5, 2014, 10:45am, Dijon, France

First Global Soil Biodiversity Conference - World Soil Day Panel Discussion Moderator

Assessing soil biodiversity and its role for ecosystem services
10:45am - 12:30pm - Panel Discussion: How to translate scientific knowledge in soil policies and for soil management? What are the bottle necks for such translation?

November 1, 2014, 2:00pm, Vancouver, WA

Vintage Books - Book talk and signing

October 30, 2014, 2:00pm, Berkeley, CA

KPFA 94.1 FM - Live radio interview

Tune in at 2:00pm Pacific to a live interview with Caroline Casey of The Visionary Activist show.

October 19, 2014, 1:30pm, Long Valley, NJ

Visit Kristin and get your book signed, from 1:30 - 3:00pm. Ethos Health Facebook page:

September 5, 2014, 9:45am, Seattle, WA

KUOW - Author Talk

Author Talk on Speakers Forum with John O'BrienListen to the show: Can The Soil Really Save Us From Climate Change?

September 4, 2014, 9:30am, Plainfield, VT

Live chat on Relocalizing Vermont with Carl Etnier. Tune in at 9:30am eastern time.

August 26, 2014, 10:00am, Des Moines, IA

Iowa Public Radio - Live radio chat

Live radio discussion on Talk of Iowa with Charity Nebbe. Tune in at 10am central time.

August 19, 2014, 7:30pm, Boulder, CO

Boulder Book Store - Author talk and book signing

August 18, 2014, 7:00pm, Denver, CO

Tattered Cover Bookstore - Book talk and author signing

August 15, 2014, 2:15pm, New York, NY

Science Friday - Live radio chat

Kristin Ohlson discusses soil and soilmates with Ira Flatow this week on NPR's Science Friday. Tune in or stream (beginning at 2:20pm eastern/11:20am pacific).

July 28, 2014, 7:00pm, Seattle, WA

​The Elliott Bay ​Book Company - Reading, author talk, book signing

July 27, 2014, 2:00pm, Whidbey Island, WA

Greenbank Farm - Reading and lively discussion

Reading from 2 - 3pm. In addition, Greebank Farm will offer a flight of local wines and cheeses for tastings from noon - 4pm.

July 25, 2014, 6:00pm, Sacramento, CA

Sun and Soil Juice Company - Book reading, signing and Urban Soil-Cycle Walking Tour

Walking Tour starts at Sun and Soil Juice and explores the surrounding neighborhood. Sponsored by ReSoil Sacramento, a program of Green Restaurant Alliance Sacramento (GRAS).

July 15, 2014, 6:30pm, Reno, NV

Sundance Bookstore - Reading, author talk, book signing

Say hello and get your book signed: 6:30 - 8:00pm

July 2, 2014, 7:00pm, Portland, OR

Broadway Books - Book talk and signing

Say hello and get your book signed.

June 16, 2014, 5:00pm, Bridgeport, CT

WPKN - Live radio chat

Live radio chat on Digging in the Dirt with Kevin Gallagher.

May 10, 2014, 1:00pm, Hudson, OH

The Learned Owl Book Shop - Reading, author talk, book signing

May 10, 2014, 7:30am, Cleveland, OH

Say hello and get your book signed: 7:30 - 11:30am

May 8, 2014, 6:00pm, Wilmot, OH

Wholesome Valley Farm - Book discussion and signing

Sponsored by Fresh Fork Market.

May 7, 2014, 7:00pm, Cleveland Heights, OH

Coventry Library - "Cedar/Coventry Reading Series" reading and author talk

May 6, 2014, 7:00pm, Cleveland, OH

Market Garden Brewery - "Brews and Prose" reading and author talk

May 6, 2014, 2:00pm, Cleveland, OH

WCPN - Live radio chat

Live chat on The Sound of Applause with Dee Perry.

April 9, 2014, 6:00pm, San Francisco, CA

Book Passage - Reading, author talk, panel discussion

Cosponsored by CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture). Panel discussion details.

April 8, 2014, 7:00pm, Sebastapol, CA

Copperfield’s Books - Reading, author talk, book signing

March 27, 2014, 7:30pm, Portland, OR

Powell's City of Books - Reading and author talk

March 26, 2014, 11:00am, Portland, OR

KBOO - Radio interview

Live chat on The Recovery Zone with Stephanie Potter.

March 24, 2014, 1:00pm, North Texas

KERA - Live radio chat

Live chat on Think Radio Show at North Texas NPR (KERA).

March 19, 2014, 9:00am, Cleveland, OH

WCPN - Radio interview

Live chat on The Sound of Ideas at Cleveland Public Radio (WCPN).