Workshop at UNDERSTORY Plant Lab in Brooklyn @ 99 Scott
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

“10 Insights into the Unseen World” – an illustrated talk

The talk will contain excerpts from Eugenia Bone’s new book, Microbia, which explores how microbes, or, microscopic organisms, are the hidden force behind so much in our lives — bridging the nonliving and living spheres of Earth, creating our atmosphere and fueling our own cells, making soil, feeding and defending plants, feeding and defending us, defining families, nucleating rain, and cooling oceans.

Ticket Price: FREE with purchase of event ticket entry.
Books will be available for purchase.

UNDERSTORY is a plant lab, urban ecology event and workshop series to be held in Brooklyn, New York on April 28 & 29, 2018. Providing information, tools and unique experiential lessons to New York City residents about the natural environment that surrounds them, UNDERSTORY will inspire participants to engage with their city ‘from the ground up.’
Through hands-on workshops, a makers’ bazaar and citizen science fair, tours, and plant sale, the two-day event will be an interactive showcase of living local economies, urban ecologies, and botanical explorations.
Our programming partners are an expansive and inclusive group of thinkers and doers who are stewards of the urban landscape. We will gather naturalists, botanists, artists, chefs, educators, floral designers, and more to discuss and share opportunities for daily engagement with nature in the city.
UNDERSTORY aims to gather a broad audience— with programming meant to engage and connect diverse sectors of the city: amateur and experienced plant enthusiasts, as well as anyone who is curious about our regional natural landscape.
For more information, or to reach out about potential areas of overlap, please contact us at info@understory.co.

10 Insights into the Unseen World @ Georgia Center for the Book
at DeKalb County Public Library
Apr 30 @ 7:15 pm

Nationally recognized nature and food writer Eugenia Bone returns to the Georgia Center for the Book for her latest book Microbia: A Journey Into the Unseen World Around You. For this visit, Eugenia will present 10 Insights into the Unseen World, a 50-minute illustrated talk that explores how microbes, are the hidden force behind so much in our lives, creating our atmosphere and fueling our own cells, assisting our sex lives, defining families, and cooling oceans. The microscopic realm is the membrane that connects all living organisms to each other, and to the Earth.

The Biome of the Garden @ Atlanta Botanical Garden
May 1 @ 7:00 pm

The Microbiome of the Garden looks at the garden from the microbial point of view. Learn about the evolutionary history of soil, the plant/microbe relationship, the cooperative relationship between the microbiome of soil and the microbiome of plants, and what that implies in terms of plant and, subsequently, human health. This talk compares the microbiomes of plants and people, gardens and families, and in the process demonstrates that life itself is a vast conspiracies of microbes.

No reservations required

The Philip and Elkin Alston Lecture series is made possible through the generous support of the Charles Loridans Foundation.