Janisse Ray

The Seed Underground: The Stories, the Genetics, and the Revolutionary Nature of Heirlooms

Join Janisse Ray for a free Alston Lecture about her most recent book, The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food. A book-signing will follow the presentation.

Writer, naturalist, and activist Janisse Ray is a seed-saver, seed-exchanger, and seed-banker, and has gardened for 25 years. She is the author of several books, including Pinhook and Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, a New York Times Notable Book. Ray is on the faculty of Chatham University’s low-residency MFA program and is a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. She has won a Southern Booksellers Award for Poetry, a Southeastern Booksellers Award for Nonfiction, an American Book Award, the Southern Environmental Law Center Award for Outstanding Writing, and a Southern Book Critics Circle Award.

The Philip and Elkin Alston Lecture series is made possible through the generous support of the Charles Loridans Foundation. Admission to the lecture is free, and no reservations are required.

Free Alston Lecture
Wednesday, October 3
7 p.m.