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Urban Sustainability:
Lessons from Michigan

The UN has predicted that by 2050 we will need to produce 70% more food to feed the world's growing population, and called for enhanced sustainable agricultural production.

One step to help answer this call is the increase of farming in urban settings. Join us in welcoming Dr. Rick Foster as he shares examples of urban farming from Detroit and Kalamazoo.

photo of rick fosterDr. Rick Foster
MSU W.K. Kellogg Chair Professor
in Food, Society and Sustainability
Department of Community Sustainability
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Doors open at 6 p.m., program begins at 6:30 p.m.

KBS Auditorium, 3700 E. Gull Lake Dr., Hickory Corners, MI 49060


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A KBS tradition since 2005, see below for a list of speakers and presentation titles
Date Presenter Presentation Title
Sept. 20, 2005 Dr. Jianguo (Jack) Liu, Center for Systems Integration & Sustainability Pandas, People and Policies
April 25, 2006 Dr. Ronald Perry, Horticulture Michigan Wines
May 16, 2006 Dr. Kelly Millenbah, Fisheries & Wildlife Endangered Species and Agriculture: Is there a conflict?
Sept. 26, 2006 Dr. Donald Dickman, Forestry In Search of Michigan Forests
Oct. 24, 2006 Dr. Joan Rose, Fisheries & Wildlife A Pathogen's Day at the Beach
April 10, 2007 Dr. Norman Lownds, Horticulture Seed of Science: Connecting Children to Science thorugh the 4-H Children's Gardens
May 15, 2007 Joe Johnson, Kellogg Biological Station Endangered Species Restoration: Kellogg Bird Sanctuary Success Stories
September 18, 2007 Dr. Richard Merritt, Entomology Unraveling the mystery of an emerging disease in Africa: Buruli ulcer
October 30, 2007 Dr. Pamela Rasmussen, Zoology History and Mystery: Bird Diversity in South Asia
spring 2008 Dr. John Kerr, Community, Agriculture and Resource Studies
spring 2008 Dr. Dan Kramer, James Madison College, Fisheries & Wildlife What's a lake worth?
fall 2008 Dr. Randall Schaetzl, Geological Sciences The Changing Michigan Landscape
Oct. 20, 2009 Dr. Jean Tsao, Large Animal Clinical Studies, Fisheries & Wildlife Lyme Disease in Michigan
Oct. 18, 2011 Dr. Kay Holekamp, Zoology Spotted Hyenas of Kenya: How do they Communicate?
April 24, 2012 Dr. Joanne Westphal, School of Planning, Architecture & Design Gardens, Health and Healing: Folklore to Contemporary Practice
September 18, 2012 Dr. Michael W. Hamm, Food Science & Human Nutrition Regional Foods and the Future of Michigan
October 23, 2012 Dr. Nalini Nadkarni, University of Utah, The Center for Science & Mathematics Education Greening Prisons through Science and Sustainability
October 8, 2013 Dr. Stephen K. Hamilton, Kellogg Biological Station The Kalamazoo River oil spill: Catastrophe and recovery
May 14, 2014 Dr. Elena Litchman, Zoology Microalgae in lakes and oceans: The good, the bad, the ugly
October 6, 2014 Dr. Bruno Basso, Geological Sciences From Dust Bowl to Drones: The Next Agricultural Revolution
April 29, 2015 Dr. Rufus Isaacs, Entomology Bringing Bees Back For Better Berries