Anne Biklé is a science writer and public speaker drawing on her background in biology and environmental planning to explore humanity’s tangled relationship with nature through the lens of agriculture, soil, and food. She is particularly enthralled with the botanical world and its influence on humanity throughout history. With the help of mulches and microbes she has coaxed many a plant into rambunctious growth or nursed them back from the edge of death. Her work has appeared in digital and print magazines, newspapers, and radio and her gardening practices have been featured in independent and documentary films.
Her latest book, What Your Food Ate: How to Heal the Land and Reclaim our Health (W.W. Norton, 2022) explores connections between soil health and the health of crops, animals, and people. The book is another collaboration with her husband, geologist David Montgomery and builds on The Hidden Half of Nature, the middle volume of their Dirt Trilogy.
This eye-opening moderated session explores the interconnections between our health and our environment and how this translates into wellbeing for people and communities alike. Anne and Zach will share their thoughts and experiences on the role of regenerative agriculture, farmers, and consumers in transitioning from a system that feeds degenerative disease to one that promotes […]
Is it true that you are what you eat? Only in part. The full story lies in how we grow the crops and raise animals that make their way into our bodies. Biklé’s most recent book What Your Food Ate, co-authored with David Montgomery, marshals evidence from recent and forgotten science to illustrate how the […]