2014 HNGR Symposium

From the Ground Up: Social Movements and Soil Improvement

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2014 HNGR Symposium

The theme of the 2014 Symposium in Human Needs and Global Resources sponsored by the John Deere Foundation was From the Ground Up: Social Movements and Soil Improvement and focused on the factors that start, spread, stifle, and transform initiatives to conserve and improve soils. The 2014 Symposium was held on February 27-28. 

Speakers included Craig Sorley, an environmental missionary from Kenya who was named among TIME magazine’s 2008 Heroes of the Environment; Sarah-Lan Mathez-Stiefel, Executive Director of A Rocha Peru; and Prof Norman Uphoff, Director of the Cornell University Institute for Public Affairs, and Professor of Government and International Agriculture. Additional speakers included a panel of growers including the Chicago urban farmers who grow food for Wheaton College’s own cafeteria.

Video recordings of all the symposium events are now available on WETN

The theme of the 2014 Symposium in Human Needs and Global Resources sponsored by the John Deere Foundation was From the Ground Up: Social Movements and Soil Improvement and focused on the factors that start, spread, stifle, and transform initiatives to conserve and improve soils. The 2014 Symposium was held on February 27-28. 

Speakers included Craig Sorley, an environmental missionary from Kenya who was named among TIME magazine’s 2008 Heroes of the Environment; Sarah-Lan Mathez-Stiefel, Executive Director of A Rocha Peru; and Prof Norman Uphoff, Director of the Cornell University Institute for Public Affairs, and Professor of Government and International Agriculture. Additional speakers included a panel of growers including the Chicago urban farmers who grow food for Wheaton College’s own cafeteria.

Video recordings of all the symposium events are now available on WETN