Roots of Peace: Heidi Kuhn – Breaking Ground
Presentation by local humanitarian about the process and journey of writing her memoir
In September 1997, Heidi Kuhn had a vision to turn MINES TO VINES–replacing the scourge of landmines with bountiful vineyards and orchards worldwide.
Over the past 24 years, Roots of Peace, a humanitarian non-profit based in Marin County, has been Cultivating Peace Through Agriculture. Roots of Peace supports the world’s most vulnerable farmers and traders, removing the remnants of war and restoring agricultural productivity and prosperity. Our efforts improve each step of the agricultural value chain. We introduce farmers to new methods and technology, improve export marketing techniques, and create strategies for ramping up food exports to lucrative overseas markets.
Learn about Heidi’s writing process and the value of her book writing journey of her recently-released memoir, Breaking Ground.
Meeting Agenda and Logistics
12:45 pm – Zoom Room opens for informal conversation with members and guests
1:00 pm – Meeting beings — Welcome from the President
1:05 pm – Member reading
1:10 pm – Featured Presentation — Heidi Kuhn
2:15 pm – Member Announcements
2:30 pm – Meeting Closes
The meeting will be recorded and made available to registrants.
All CWC members and non-members are welcome to attend.
Heidi Kuhn is Founder and CEO of Roots of Peace, a humanitarian-nonprofit organization founded in September 1997 with a vision to transform MINES TO VINES–replacing the scourge of landmines with sustainable agricultural farmland. Her pioneering work empowers families living in war-torn regions with hope leading to the economics of peace through export and trade.
To date, Roots of Peace has impacted over 1 million farmers and families, spanning eight countries –Afghanistan, Angola, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cambodia, Croatia, Iraq, Israel, Palestine and Vietnam.
Heidi’s work has facilitated the increase of agricultural exports in Afghanistan from $250 million in 2014 to over $1.4 billion in 2020. Roots of Peace has facilitated the removal of over 100,000 landmines and unexploded bombs, restoring the land for agricultural bounty.
She is a graduate of the University of California, and recipient of the Cal Alumni Award for Excellence and Achievement. Kuhn has been married to her husband Gary for 39 years. They have four children, Brooks, Tucker, Kyleigh and Christian, and three grandchildren Jai, Laila and Amaya.
$5 – Members
$10 – Non-members
Additional time info:
1:00 - 2:45 pm