Free Public Lecture

Emma Marris: Conservation as Rambunctious Gardening

Thursday, July 17, 2014
4:00 PM
Class of '24 Reception Room
4th Floor, Memorial Union
800 Langdon St (map)

Terry Tempest Williams

Emma Marris is a writer based in Klamath Falls, Oregon. She writes about the environment, evolution, energy, agriculture, food, language, books and film. Her goal is to find and tell the stories that help us understand how to increase the flourishing of both humanity and the rest of the planet’s species, and how to move towards a greener, wilder, happier and more equal future.

Marris's stories have appeared in Conservation, Slate, Nature Medicine, OnEarth and Nature, where she worked as a staffer for several years. She holds a master's in science writing from Johns Hopkins University.

Marris's first book, "Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World," came out in 2011. From her website: "'Rambunctious Garden' is an important read for anyone who cares about the environment. As humans change every centimeter of Earth, from what species live where to its very climate, our strategies for saving nature must change. My book explains why, and more importantly, how. And it is an exciting journey. Dutch safaris with modern day 'aurochs,' treks deep into the totally non-native, totally wild jungles of Hawaii, close encounters with Polish bison, a kayak tour through the hidden river at the heart of Seattle."