#Take Time Thursday 4 29 21 Soil Science and Justice with Dr Akilah Martin
Thursday, April 29 | 2:30 – 3pm It’s more than just dirt! Without soil there is no food. It’s often unappreciated, but there are galaxies of life within each tablespoon of soil. It is truly a magical world beneath our feet. Join us as Dr. Akilah Martin helps us to connect more deeply with our soil and its relationship to food, ecosystems, and social justice. Dr. Martin is an expert in her field but is first and foremost in partnership with soil and water. This month our Take Time Thursdays will be about food in conjunction with ACM’s year-long theme, “Our Food Our Future.” This year long examination of food history, culture, and justice includes the exhibit, “Food for the People: Eating and Activism in Greater Washington” and related programs designed to educate and encourage audiences to take action to create a more equitable future. Akilah earned her BS degree in Soil Science from Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University and her Doctorate from Purdue University in the area of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. Her professional interests include enhancing relationships of individuals and communities to environmental and natural resources. Her teaching and scholarly/research interests are centered in soil and water quality in urban communities. Current projects include installing rain gardens to create a “sponge town,” and building container gardens for “growing your own groceries.” Akilah is abundantly living life through two core values: Freedom and Joy. Cultivate joy by learning more about our soil together!