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David R. Montgomery

Award-winning Geomorphologist and author, Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life

David R. Montgomery is a professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington. Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life (W.W. Norton, 2017) is his most recent book. He is an internationally recognized geologist who studies landscape evolution and the effects of geological processes on ecological systems and human societies. In 2008 he received a MacArthur Fellowship (known popularly as the “Genius Award”). He is the author of four previous popular science trade books, including Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations (University of California Press, 2007), three of which won the Washington State Book Award. He has been featured in documentary films (Symphony of the Soil, Dam Nation, Sustainability, and most recently PBS’ Making North America) as well as local and national network and cable news, and other media. David received a Bachelor’s degree in Geology from Stanford University and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in Geomorphology.


Growing a Revolution: What’s the Buzz About Soil Health?

Soil health is the new buzzword in agriculture. But what does it mean for your garden? How do you know when you have it? Recent advances in soil ecology reveal the key practices that define a path to soil health. Simple and effective in settings ranging from a window box to a large garden or farm, you’ll learn the recipe that builds soil health—as well as the beautiful plants and nutrient-rich crops it produces.

Saturday, Feb 10 at 10:00 am / Hood Room / Book signing to follow