Thanksgiving Harvest Reading with David Mas Masumoto

Please join us on the Thursday before Thanksgiving for a reading by the much-admired writer, popular columnist, and organic peach farmer David Mas Masumoto. Masumoto is the award-winning author of nine books including Epitaph for a Peach, Harvest Son, Four Seasons in Five Senses, Letters to the Valley, and Heirlooms. This Fall he is publishing a memoir entitled Wisdom of the Last Farmer. A third-generation farmer, Masumoto grows certified organic peaches, nectarines, grapes, and raisins. He works with his family on their eighty-acre organic farm south of Fresno, and is a persuasive advocate for organic farming, small farms, and diversified agriculture. He is also a columnist for the Fresno Bee, and has written for The New York Times Magazine, USA Today, and the Los Angeles Times.

Hailed by The New York Times as “a poet of farming,” and by the Los Angeles Times as a “Rockstar Farmer” who “uses his farm as Thoreau did his Walden Pond,” Masumoto weaves together stories of family and farming, and life and death, to reveal age-old wisdom that is fast disappearing—and urgently needed. Through Masumoto's quiet eloquence, we see how our own destinies are involved in the future of our food, the land, and the farm.

Please join us for what promises to be a delightful and memorable evening with one of California's most inspiring writers.

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Date and Time:
 Thursday, November 19, 2009.  7:30 PM.
Approximate duration of 1.5 hour(s).
Geology Corner (Bldg 320), Room 105  [Map]
General Public
Continuing Studies
Free and open to public
Last Modified:
November 16, 2009