Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Monday, April 16, 2012

guest post from Gretta, all about Paul Greenberg's Four Fishes

There are a lot of exciting things about going to a liberal arts college. However, as a school of 1300, it can sometimes be tricky to get really well-known speakers to campus. That's why today I am ridiculously excited! Through the Environmental Studies department and several student clubs and organizations, Paul Greenberg is coming to Knox! Paul is a journalist and fisherman who combined his two loves into the NYT Bestseller "Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food". The book profiles the four major types of fish we eat: Salmon, Sea Bass, Cod, and Tuna. Greenberg writes about his own experiences with these fish as well as the cultural history of how we interact with them. It is an excellent read! (And thanks to Papa-Batman who let me borrow his copy before he was even done with it, whadda guy!)
What does this mean for you, dearest readers of my dearest Marmie's blog? You can watch it! Knox is streaming his talk online, 5 PM CST! Click here to go to the livestream page (http://www.livestream.com/knoxcollege)

The coolest thing about the whole experience of planning his visit is the amount of outreach we've been doing. We partnered with local businesses to have specials all week related to fish, worked with the public library and surrounding high schools to get more people reading "Four Fish", and are bringing students from our rival Monmouth College and Augustana College to join in the celebrations! All of us on the planning committee got really comfortable with media- posting on blogs and news stories, postering Galesburg, working with local newspapers. There's also going to be a sustainable seafood dinner. It all makes me feel warm and fuzzy.

xoxo Gretta

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