Webinar Series


We are thrilled to be hosting another series of webinars. This year the themes of ethnobotany and sustainability of the botanical industry weave through each of the webinars. We hope you enjoy them!

Thank you again to SHP Underwriters whose generous support made these webinars possible.

What Your Food Ate: How to Heal Our Land and Reclaim Our Health
A Conversation with David Montgomery and Anne Biklé

Are you really what you eat? David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé take us far beyond this well-worn adage to deliver a new truth: the roots of good health start on farms. What Your Food Ate marshals evidence from recent and forgotten science to illustrate how the health of the soil ripples through to crops, livestock, and ultimately all of us

David R. Montgomery is a MacArthur Fellow and professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington. He is an internationally recognized geologist who studies the effects of geological processes on ecological systems and human societies. His work has been featured in documentary films, network and cable news, TV, and radio including NOVA, PBS NewsHour, Fox and Friends, and All Things Considered.

Anne Biklé is a science writer and public speaker focusing on the connections between people, plants, food, health, and the environment. She has been known to coax garden plants into rambunctious growth and nurse them back from the edge of death with her regenerative gardening practices. Her work has appeared in digital and print magazines, newspapers, and radio and her gardening practices have been featured in independent and documentary films.

Their work includes a trilogy of books about soil health, microbiomes, and agriculture. Their unexpected journey began a little over a decade ago with the book Dirt, followed by The Hidden Half of Nature, Growing a Revolution, and most recently What Your Food Ate (available June 21, 2022.)

May 12, 2-3 pm ET

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Issues in Chinese Botanical Industry: A Conversation with Ethnobotanist Thomas Avery Garran

May 26, time 6-7 pm ET (Note time, Dr. Garran is in Beijing)
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Agroforestry for medicinal and aromatic plants in India: A Conversation with Arko Chatterjee, Founder and CEO of NaturaYuva

June 9, 10-11 am ET
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The Carbon Footprint of Tea: A Conversation with Jane Franch, Vice President, Strategic Sourcing & Sustainability, Numi Organic Tea and Kayalin Akens-Irby, Chief of Staff Planet Forward

Jane Franch and Kayalin Akens-Irby will provide an overview of the current landscape of carbon labelling in the US and the EU. They will discuss why carbon labeling is important broadly and also more specifically to brands like Numi. And they will demonstrate how it can done using Numi’s example, hopefully demystifying and inspiring others to consider the path.
June 16, 2-3 pm ET
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Below are upcoming webinars as well as recordings of all previous webinars. If you prefer to listen by audio, we also have created a podcast and will be uploading all of these recordings there as well. Please note that do to a technical difficulty the webinar with Cassandra Quaves ends abruptly. Our apologies!

{Note: Click the arrow in the center of each image to play the recording)


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