CSCA members may be interested to hear this lecture by Dr. Martin Entz, presented by Canadian Mennonite University. Entz is professor of Cropping Systems and Natural Systems Agriculture at the University of Manitoba.
“The Science of the Sabbath: Meeting the Expectations of the Land”
“In the seventh year, there shall be a Sabbath of complete rest for the land, a Sabbath for the Lord.” As a scientist, Entz attempts to understand what Sabbath looks like in modern agriculture. What happens when we give up some control, when we allow the Land to be itself, when we allow it freedom from our inventiveness? Entz’s scientific work shows that sometimes less is indeed more. Serving the garden to release its own potential offers practical solutions that address both the food and the ecological crises.
Entz will reflect on over 25 years of natural systems agricultural research and highlight biblical themes of stewardship to suggest a shift in emphasis from smart resource management to wonder, humility, and inspiration. (Source)