Coastal Mountains nature speaker series: We have only one ecosystem
CAMDEN — Beginning in November, Coastal Mountains Nature Program will present a three-part speaker series at the Camden Public Library on the second Thursday of the month.
Join them at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, for the first talk in the series: Rediscovering Ecologic Agriculture.
Robert Lawrence of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will discuss the evolution of industrial agriculture and its impact on soil, air, water, and climate in the U.S. and globally.
He will make an ecologic argument for moving away from conventional agriculture to the principles of ecologic agriculture espoused by Aldo Leopold decades ago.
December 13, 7 p.m.: 21 Opportunities per Week to Lessen Your Carbon Footprint — Robert Lawrence
January 10, 7pm: Waste Not, Want Not — Brent Kim
About the Speakers:
Robert S. Lawrence, MD, MACP
Lawrence graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1964, trained in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital, served as an epidemic intelligence service officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and joined the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 1995.
A year later he established the Center for a Livable Future. The Center is an inter-disciplinary group of faculty, staff, and graduate students that focuses attention on the relationships between diet, food production systems, the environment, and human health.
He retired to Maine in 2017, continues to teach as an emeritus professor at Hopkins, and is a volunteer at Coastal Mountains Land Trust.
Brent Kim, MHS
Kim is a program officer for the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future’s Food Production and Public Health Program. His research spans issues from farm to fork, with published works on industrial food animal production, food and agricultural policy, soil health, urban food systems, climate change, and a range of other food system challenges.