Entries by Liz Carlisle

Tonight: Lentil Underground at Stanford

The last stop on the Bay Area book release tour, before the Lentil Underground heads home to Montana.  Don’t miss it!  Come at 5pm for a special farm-to-table dinner, and dine alongside the farmers who grew the featured organic lentils and heritage grains ($18, credit card only).  And at 7pm, Liz Carlisle and David Oien […]

Tonight: Lentil Underground at UC Berkeley

Tonight at UC Berkeley! Michael Pollan hosts a special book release event, cosponsored by the Berkeley Food Institute and the Berkeley Student Food Collective. We’ll have the whole crew – authors, farmers, Chef Claudia – and both the event and the food are free and open to the public. http://lentilunderground.com/event/uc-berkeley-north-gate-hall/?instance_id=74

Today: Lentil Underground at Book Passage in San Francisco

Today at 12:30pm, meet the Lentil Underground at Book Passage in the Ferry Building: http://www.bookpassage.com/event/liz-carlisle-lentil-underground Meet the farmers featured in the book, get your signed copy – and leave with a signed bag of lentils! (Available at Farm Fresh to You).

Lentil Underground Tour Kicks off Tonight in Petaluma

The Lentil Underground Book Tour kicks off tonight at Petaluma Seed Bank, presented by Copperfield’s Books. Twenty-five Montana farmers, 800 organic lentil bites, one heck of a good time! Free and open to the public: http://www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/liz-carlisle-friends

Can Lentils Help Us Learn to Live With Less Water?

Learn to live with drought – eat more lentils By Liz Carlisle Published 3:36 pm, Friday, January 23, 2015 As California enters what appears to be the fourth year of its historic drought, we also appear to be headed for the usual water wars between farmers and conservation groups. It’s a pretty stark choice: on one […]

The Distinction Between Career and Vocation

Liz Carlisle on the Vital Distinction Between Vocations and Careers January 23, 2015 By Liz Carlisle Editor’s Note: Liz Carlisle holds a BA from Harvard University and a PhD in geography from the University of California at Berkeley. Carlisle is also a country music singer-songwriter who has opened shows for Travis Tritt, LeAnn Rimes, and […]

San Francisco Chronicle Review

Reviewer Hannah Wallace calls Lentil Underground “an important contribution to the sustainable agricultural genre”: “Carlisle unearths some unusual agroecological practices that should gain a foothold in mainstream farming, such as “undersowing” — the idea of planting a “green manure” crop (such as medic) and a grain crop simultaneously, so as to boost fertility and increase […]

You Are What You Eat – And What It Eats Too

Liz Carlisle guest posts for the Union of Concerned Scientists blog, The Equation: A dozen years ago, a New York Times Magazine article titled “Power Steer” changed the way Americans thought about meat. “We are what we eat, it is often said,” wrote author Michael Pollan, “but of course that is only part of the […]