Entries by Liz Carlisle

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 […]

Paperback now available for preorder

Coming February 23 to a bookstore near you, with a new foreword by Frederick Kirschenmann.  Order your copy now using the links in the upper right hand corner of the website, and get it the day it comes out!  

Lentil Underground Project Report Just Released

Heather Richardson, a graduating senior at Syracuse University majoring in Geography and minoring in Food Studies and Environment and Society, just produced this beautiful report summarizing the work of the Lentil Underground project over this past year.  Thanks Heather!  And thanks to all our hosts and collaborators for a wonderful 2015.  We appreciate all your […]

International Year of Pulses

Welcome 2016, declared by the United Nations the International Year of Pulses. Do your body and the planet a favor by taking the pulse pledge, to eat lentils, beans, or chickpeas at least once a week. If you’re seeking culinary inspiration, here’s a recipe to start with. And if you’re in Montana, don’t miss our […]

Berkeley Science Review gives thumbs up to Lentil Underground

Lentil Underground Book Review Alexis Shusterman Whenever Dave Oien needs some new recruits for his revolution, he puts out a classified ad: “Wanted: ten good farmers. Commitment to soil health. Focus on quality. Dedication to crop rotations.” Thirty-nine years ago, Oien returned to his father’s farmstead in Conrad, Montana to take up (and shake up) […]

Who’s Keeping Organic Food Honest?

New Ensia article from Liz Carlisle highlights Montana’s Farm Improvement Club Program: Who’s keeping organic food honest? An informal network among farmers may be more important than federal regulation in building trust in the organic industry — and it needs greater support. Illustration by Erin Dunn  Writer Liz Carlisle @lentilundergrnd Fellow, Berkeley Food Institute November […]

Z Magazine Review

Lentil Underground By Liz Carlisle August 26, 2015 Posted in: Review |  In this chemically dependent era of American agribusiness, typified by President Nixon’s Secretary of Agriculture, Earl Butz, who admonished farmers to “get big or get out,” a group of Montana farmers got microscopic and stayed put. The microscopic Rhizo- bium bacteria broke their […]