Thursday, June 29th
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Red Butte Gardens
300 South Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, Ut 84108
Join Michael Pollan, AWARD-WINNING ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALIST and New York Times bestselling author, for a lecture and private reception at the Red Butte Gardens in Salt Lake City on Thursday, June 29th, from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. After the lecture, there will be a book signing followed by local bites, cocktails, and the music of Pixie and the Partygrass Boys.
Pollan’s work surrounds the philosophy that there is an inherent CONNECTEDNESS IN THE NATURAL WORLD. He believes that when we take time to pause and value that relationship, we make POSITIVE, CONSCIOUS CHOICES in how we treat the environment and our bodies, which will have a dramatic impact on our physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing.
All proceeds from this event will benefit the great work that the International Rescue Committee is doing with local refugees to help them cope with their new situations through the HEALING POWER OF NATURE. Once they have relocated to the United States, refugees – especially women—can feel very vulnerable and are often faced with trauma, mental distress, and anxiety. They worry about how their children will adjust to their new city, if their neighbors will accept them, and how they will be able to provide a safe, HEALTHY LIVING FOR THEIR FAMILY. The International Rescue Committee not only helps resettle refugees physically in Salt Lake City, but emotionally as well through their refugee gardening program, New Roots. At this program, refugees are taught GARDENING AND FARMING SKILLS to gain financial independence, and are also given the opportunity to form friendships and discuss some of the mental trauma and other issues that they are facing here
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