Raising Food in a Healthy Way

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 10:00am

Did you know that annual crops account for roughly 85% of the human population’s food calories and the vast majority of planted croplands worldwide?

Join us on Saturday, March 31 at 10 a.m. as we welcome Dr. Tim Crews of The Land Institute when he shares about the work The Land Institute does in developing more sustainable agricultural systems by using natural prairies as models. 

Learn how researchers at The Land Institute work in numerous collaborations worldwide to breed new perennial grain crops, develop diverse cropping arrangements and begin to introduce them to commercial markets.

Dr. Tim Crews is Director of Research and Lead Scientist of the Ecology Program at The Land Institute. Prior to joining the Institute’s staff, Crews was a Professor of Environmental Studies and Agroecology at Prescott College in Arizona. Dr. Crews received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and was an Ecology post-doc fellow at Stanford University.

The Land Institute is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization based in Salina, Kansas that was founded in 1976. The Land Institute’s work, led by a team of plant breeders and ecologists in multiple partnerships worldwide, is focused on developing perennial grains, pulses and oilseed bearing plants to be grown in ecologically intensified, diverse crop mixtures known as perennial polycultures. 

This event is free with regular admission. No registration required. 

Talk will be held in the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Grange at the Garden. (entrance is through visitor center).

Tulsa Botanic Garden is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays starting March 15. (Hours on Thursday extend to 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays, June - August) Admission prices are FREE for Garden members; $8 for ages 13+; $4 for ages 3–12. Children 2 and under are free. Only service dogs are permitted, except for specifically designated Dog Days/Nights (check calendar for upcoming dates). For map/directions, click here. For more information, call 918-289-0330. Cash and credit cards accepted. No advance purchase tickets are available for this event.