Sustainable Path

May 23 Seminar

Beneficial Microbial Allies Beneath Our Feet & In Our Bodies

Tuesday evening, May 23 at Seattle Town Hall

  • Presentations by a geologist, biologist and nutritionist
  • Learn what scientists are discovering about the burgeoning new realm of the human microbiome


David Montgomery, PhD and Anne Bikle, MLA; authors of The Hidden Half of Nature

Michelle Babb, MS, RD; author of Anti-Inflammatory Eating For A Happy, Healthy Brain

Location: Seattle Town Hall

Doors Open: 6:30pm

Seminar: 7:00 – 9:00pm

Admission: $5.00

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Anne Biklé attended the University of California, Santa Cruz earning Bachelors degrees in Biology and Natural History. She holds a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. She has over two decades of professional experience in field biology, environmental planning and public health. She co-authored The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health with David Montgomery.

David Montgomery is a professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington. He received a Bachelors degree in Geology from Stanford University and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in Geomorphology. In 2008 he received a MacArthur Fellowship (known popularly as the genius award).He has just completed a fifth popular-science book, Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life.  He has been featured in documentary films, network and cable news and other media.

Michelle Babbs has a private practice in West Seattle where she specializes in mind-body nutrition, weight management and inflammatory digestive disorders. Michelle is a Bastyr-trained functional medicine practitioner. She was  an adjunct professor at Bastyr. Michelle is the author of The Imperfect Perfectionist, Anti-Inflammatory Eating Made Easy, and Anti-Inflammatory Eating for a Happy, Healthy Brain. She teaches nutrition-focused cooking classes at PCC.