Ojai – Eat Less Water

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Florencia Ramirez will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2019, to deliver a presentation on her book Eat Less Water. Ramirez is a trained researcher at the University of Chicago’s School of Public Policy.

By 2030, experts predict two-thirds of people living on this planet will not have enough water, a situation expected to result in the deaths of millions and an unprecedented rise in military conflicts. Can we as individuals hope to reverse these dire predictions? Award-winning author and water activist, Florencia Ramirez, believes we can if our conservation efforts focus on the 70 percent of freshwater flowing to the fields and ranches that grow our food.

Eat Less Water takes the reader on a journey to meet America’s food producers growing food with less water. Ramirez exposes the seldom-seen connection between dwindling water resources and the choices we make when shopping for groceries for our families and offers us the solution that begins in the kitchen.

Ramirez’s articles appear in Edible Communities Magazine and San Jose Mercury News, among others, and her popular blog. Florencia has been interviewed by NPR, American Public Media, KCRW’s Good Food, New York and Bay Area Pacifica Radio, Entertainment Weekly, and KTLA Morning News. She lives in Oxnard, California, an agricultural town on the Pacific coast that smells of celery, strawberries and fertilizers with her husband and three young children.

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian, at (805) 218-9146.

The Ojai Library is located at 111 East Ojai Avenue in Ojai, CA. Hours of service are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

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