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AERO to Hold Sustainable Farming Tour in Montana's Golden Triangle: June 29-30

Tour the Lentil Underground

June 29th and 30th, AERO will offer a two day tour of sustainable farms featuring the folks Liz Carlisle introduced you to in Lentil Underground!

This tour is for readers, eaters, & anyone interested in learning more about where their food comes from, how to support the local food movement in Montana, and meeting the faces behind the farms.”
— Corrie Williamson

HELENA, MONTANA, USA, May 19, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 19, 2017
CONTACT: Corrie Williamson, AERO Outreach Director
(406) 443-7272 or cwilliamson@aeromt.org

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June 29-30: AERO will host “Touring the Underground: A Two Day Tour of Sustainable Farming in Montana’s Golden Triangle”

On Thursday and Friday, June 29th and 30th, AERO will offer a two day tour of sustainable farms and farming that features the folks Liz Carlisle introduced you to in Lentil Underground! Sustainable agriculture legend Fred Kirschenmann called Liz Carlisle’s award winning book, Lentil Underground, “an absolute treasure - actual stories of real farmers in a part of Montana, some of whom found that their industrial farming practices were a ‘losing game’ and some who discovered that locally adapted organic farming could be resilient and economically successful. It is a must read for anyone interested in the future of food in America.”

Learn about the agricultural practices of Lentil Underground farmers, and more about how and why Montana farmers are choosing sustainable methods. This tour is for readers, eaters, & anyone interested in learning more about where their food comes from, how to support the local food movement in Montana, and meeting the faces behind the farms.

Day 1, June 29th, tour itinerary will begin at 8 am in Ulm at the Timeless Lentil Processing Facility, followed by traveling to and touring Prairie Heritage Farm in Power, Casey Bailey Farm in Fort Benton and Vilicus Farms in Havre, where participants can camp. Day 2’s Itinerary involves travel to Manuel Farm and Ranch in Havre for a full day, in-depth tour, lunch, an address from Liz Carlisle and David Oien of Timeless Natural Foods, along with other special presenters, and a pig roast. The tour’s second day is a collaborative event with Timeless Natural Foods, the Montana Organic Association, and Kamut International.

This event is free and open to the public. Vans are provided, and participation is limited! Please bring a bagged lunch for Thursday, and camping gear.

The tour is supported by a grant from Western SARE. Call or email AERO Outreach Director Corrie Williamson at cwilliamson@aeromt.org. Register for the tour at https://tourthelentilunderground.eventbrite.com or visit aeromt.org for more details!

The mission of AERO is to empower communities to nurture and promote a more sustainable Montana. We envision a future where all Montanans have access to clean energy, healthy food, sustainable agriculture, and a network that provides leadership, resources, and advocacy.

Corrie Williamson
AERO
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