2014 HNGR Symposium

The HNGR Program presents the 2014 Symposium in Human Needs and Global Resources sponsored by the John Deere Foundation on February 27-28. The theme of this year’s symposium is From the Ground Up: Social Movements and Soil Improvement and will focus on the factors that start, spread, stifle, and transform initiatives to conserve and improve soils.

Speakers include Craig Sorley, an environmental missionary from Kenya who was named among TIME magazine’s 2008 Heroes of the Environment; Sarah-Lan Mathez-Stiefel, Executive Director of A Rocha Peru; and Prof Norman Uphoff, Director of the Cornell University Institute for Public Affairs, and Professor of Government and International Agriculture. Additional speakers will include a panel of growers including the Chicago urban farmers who grow food for Wheaton College’s own cafeteria.

Symposium events will take place in and around Coray Alumni Gymnasium. Please check the schedule for event times at wheaton.edu/hngr. All HNGR Symposium events are free and open to the public.

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