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PERC Member Event: Second annual Loving the Land Through Working Forests Conference and Speaker

  • 17 May 2013
  • 7:00 PM
  • 18 May 2013
  • Allegheny College Ford Chapel
Renowned author Wendell Berry will return to Allegheny College on Friday, May 17 to open the second annual Loving the Land Through Working Forests Conference.

Conference events are free and open to the public.

The Loving the Land speakers’ program featuring Berry begins at 7 p.m. in Ford Chapel, North Main Street in Meadville near the center of the Allegheny College campus.

Sometimes described as a modern-day Thoreau, Berry has authored more than 40 works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry and is a recipient of the National Humanities Award and the Poet’s Award. He was also the 2012 Jefferson Lecturer. He is an advocate for sustainability and an activist for the environment, which he lives in his lifestyle. His lectures are described as thought-provoking, personal and honest.

The Loving the Land Through Working Forests Conference will continue on Saturday, May 18 with in-the-field sessions at a site north of Titusville off Route 8. Saturday’s sessions cover a variety of topics that will interest anyone who cares about the health of forested ecosystems, as well as forest landowners and land management professionals.

More information can be found here.

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