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Earth Salon: Soil-Food-Climate-Hope

The Earth Salon

an initiative of Shambhala Touching the Earth Collective



with Grace Gershuny

Sunday, July 14th, 2024  1 – 2:30 pm ADT

(6 – 7:30 pm CET) 


As the world faces intersecting crises of climate, health, and multiple social inequities, movements for climate and food justice are playing a central role toward developing a community-centered grassroots response. The extraction of resources and exploitation of marginalized populations for food and energy production, especially in the Global South, are major contributors to worldwide environmental and social degradation.

This presentation focuses on the potential for social and ecological transformation through the transformation of agriculture and food systems. Relocalizing food production and regenerating soil are key strategies to realizing food and climate justice.


Passcode:  sacred


Grace Gershuny is widely known as an author, educator and organic consultant. In the 1990s sheserved on the staff of USDA’s National Organic Program, where she helped write the regulations.  She learned much of what she knows through her long-time involvement with the grassroots organic movement, where she organized conferences and educational events and developed an early

organic certification program for the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA).


Grace currently serves on the Boards of the Cooperation Vermont Community Land Trust and the Vermont Healthy Soils Coalition. She has taught about sustainable agriculture and food systems at various colleges, and currently co-teaches an on-line course on Food and Climate Justice for the Institute for Social Ecology. 


Her most recent book is Organic Revolutionary: A Memoir of the Movement for Real Food, Planetary Healing, and Human Liberation (2020, Black Rose Books). She lives with her partner on a ten-acre homestead in Barnet, Vermont, where she grows vegetables and medicinal herbs, and participates in the St. Johnsbury Shambhala Sangha.


The monthly Earth Salons are an initiative of the Shambhala Touching the Earth Collective, and are curated and facilitated by Deborah Luscomb, 

with occasional guest ‘experts’.

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Any funds contributed will be used to offer honorariums to our guest speakers.


Previous Earth Salon recordings can be enjoyed here.


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