MSU's Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resources Studies (CARRS) presents:

A New Rural Urban Partnership: Sustainability in the 21st Century  

Monday, October 29th, 2007, 5 to 6 pm (Reception from 4-5 pm)
Natural Resources Bldg, Room 158 (auditorium room)
, Michigan State University Campus
Open to all

Bill Bryan, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Rural Landscape Institute: A Catalyst for Food and Agricultural Integrity in the American West, Bozeman, Montana.  Chairman of the Board and Co-founder, Off the Beaten Path, Bozeman, Montana.


Dr Bryan's presentation will include observations about:   

        The disappearance of the working landscape and the family farm and ranch.

        Vulnerability of our nation’s food supply and the abundance of healthy foods.

        Industrial agriculture and its role in this country’s dependence on fossil fuels and carbon emissions.

        The erosion and breakdown of a rural/urban connection. It has been the backbone of this country’s heritage and world prominence.

        A developing environmental agenda not based on sound ecological and land management practices.

        Abandoning the concept of our individual and collective roles and responsibilities as “Gardeners of Eden.”
        The growth of agritourism in western and Midwestern communities.

Join us!

Susan B. Smalley, Ph.D.
C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems at Michigan State University
Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies (CARRS)
303 Natural Resources Building
East Lansing, MI 48824-1222

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