Entries by Liz Carlisle

LU selected as this year’s “Griz Read” to be read by all incoming University of Montana students

From the University of Montana website: The purpose of the Griz Read is to provide new students with a common connection through a thought-provoking book. Each year, a committee of faculty, staff, and students select a book from nominations submitted by the campus community. All members of the campus community, especially first-year students, are encouraged […]

We Made Food Network’s Best Food in America!

Here’s a great story of grassroots collaboration: Local organic farmers grew the lentils, chickpeas, and heritage grains; A local farmer-owned business cleaned and distributed them; A local chef featured them in creative dishes; A local independent journalist and photographer captured their beauty. And that’s how the Lentil Underground made it into Food Network’s Best Food […]

Key Message for the Trump Era: Sustainable Agriculture = Green Jobs

From the Organic Broadcaster (a MOSES publication): Agriculture needs sustainable ‘belowground ecology’ By Liz Carlisle As evidenced by the recent presidential election, the economy is on everyone’s mind. Old binaries pitting environment against economy (a battle the environment will always lose) are back in vogue. It’s up to the sustainable agriculture community to spread the […]

Events this fall in Wyoming, Kansas, and Saskatchewan

We’re honored to have been invited to speak with fellow groups of innovative sustainable farmers this fall! In October, Liz and Dave head to Wyoming, with stops in Cody and at Northwest College in Powell. In November, Dave keynotes at Organic Connections in Regina, Saskatchewan, and Liz will speak as well.  Later in the month, […]

Green Prize for Sustainable Literature

Lentil Underground just won a Green Prize for Sustainable Literature, joining such company as Bill McKibben’s Eaarth, Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, Van Jones’ The Green Collar Economy, Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything, and Dan Barber’s The Third Plate. Thanks to the Santa Monica Public Library and the City of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability […]

New York City Food Policy Center “20 Good Food Reads”

Lentil Underground is on this list!  And we’re in good company: “The New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College has created a list of 20 good food reads that are sure to whet your appetite. If you are looking for a textbook or a cookbook, look no further. Our list spans topics from […]

Liz Carlisle on Delicious Revolution

Liz Carlisle chats with Devon Sampson about The Lentil Underground, farmers as innovators and scientists, and the links between soils, markets, and vibrant rural communities, in the season two opener of the Delicious Revolution podcast. Check out the clip posted here: http://deliciousrevolutionshow.com/interviews/2016/liz-carlisle And subscribe to the podcast to hear the full episode.

Lentil Underground Receives 2015 Montana Book Award

What an honor to receive the 2015 Montana Book Award, which recognizes “literary and/or artistic excellence in a book written or illustrated by someone who lives in Montana, is set in Montana, or deals with Montana themes or issues.” http://www.shelf-awareness.com/issue.html?issue=2695#m31522

Feb 23 – Paperback Release and Radio Tour

This Tuesday, February 23, the paperback of Lentil Underground will be available in your local independent bookstore (if you don’t have a local independent bookstore, you can order from Powell’s). And in celebration, Liz Carlisle will be on the radio nationwide.  Here’s the radio tour schedule, with links for listening online.  Please note that some […]