COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State University’s John W. Simpson, who writes about people’s relationship to the land, including the role of politics, will speak on the subject this Friday (1/28).
A professor of landscape architecture, Simpson will present “Environmental Stewardship and You: Lifestyle, Cultural Values and Politics” from 11 a.m.- noon in 244 Kottman Hall, 2021 Coffey Rd., on Ohio State’s Columbus campus and in 121 Fisher Auditorium at the university’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), 1680 Madison Ave., in Wooster.
The talk is part of a free winter seminar series by Ohio State’s Department of Horticulture and Crop Science. Call 614-292-2011 for more information.
Simpson is a faculty member in the Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture and the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR).
He has written Dam! Water, Power, Politics, and Preservation in Hetch Hetchy and Yosemite National Park (Pantheon Books, 2005); Yearning for the Land: A Search for Homeland in Scotland and America (Vintage Books, 2003); and Visions of Paradise: Glimpses of Our Landscape’s Legacy (University of California Press, 1999).
Booklist called Dam! a “passionate study (that) further explicates looming challenges regarding water, power and the public good.”
Publishers Weekly said Yearning for the Land offers “keen insights into the tenuous ties we have to the places we live and the pleasure of giving in to a sense of belonging.”
OARDC, SENR, and the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science are part of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
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