Top 10 Webinars #1: A Culture of Conservation

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Each month, Iowa Learning Farms hosts a live webinar on a topic related to farming and conservation. There have been more than forty webinars so far, and they’re all archived on the ILF website. (They’re also available in podcast form for easy downloading).

On this blog, I’ll be taking a look at the Top 10 Most-Watched Webinars … and bringing back my Top 3 Take-Home Points about each one. These aren’t supposed to be the Big Three Most Important Ideas from each webinar by any means; they’re just the things I found most interesting, jotted down here as a quick preview of what you might get from each one.

First up is “A Culture of Conservation,” hosted by Dr. Jacqueline Comito, director of Iowa Learning Farms at Iowa State University. And here’s my preview:

1. Language shapes the way we think about the environment.

2. Images are a kind of language too … and socially accepted images of farming aren’t necessarily the most useful ones to have around.

3. Uncertainty leads to inaction. It’s time to stop sending out ambiguous messages and start changing practices for the better.

Watch the full webinar here.

– Alex Kirstukas

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