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A Conversation with Michael Pollan

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Food and nature writer Michael Pollan says his literary heroes led him astray when he first planted a garden. Theoreau and Emerson had taught him that wilderness is the ultimate form of nature. So, he skipped the fence, only to find himself in a gruesome battle with a woodchuck over the vegetables. Pollan is coming to Utah, and Wednesday, he joins Doug to talk about practical relationships with nature, his journey as a writer about food culture, and his latest interest, psychedelic consciousness.

Michael Pollan writes about food, culture, and nature. His books include Second Nature: A Gardener's Education [Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible] and his most recent Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation [Indie bookstores|Amazon|AudibleCooked has also been made into a Netflix documentary mini-series.https://www.netflix.com/title/80022456

Thursday, June 29, Michael Pollan will be at Red Butte Garden as part of an evening fundraiser for International Rescue Committee's New Roots Project, a gardening program for refugees here in Utah. The event is hosted by Tifie Humanitarian, and sponsored by Barebones Living, West Elm, and The King's English. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT, but you can learn more here

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