The Desert Underground Exhibit
September 14 – 15, 2019
10 am – 4 pm
You are invited to experience the fascinating underworld of desert soils.
You won’t believe what is happening under your feet.
Our special exhibit this fall will showcase dozens of display panels of original art and graphics that lead you on a virtual tour of the desert’s amazingly alive soils, and will include some hands-on displays. This exhibit is featured at the 2019 Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition on September 14 and 15, 2019, from 10 am to 4 pm in the pavilion tent at the 29 Palms Inn in Twentynine Palms, CA.
Desert Underground exhibit is free to the public, as is the entire Art Expo over the two-day event. This special exhibit is also part of this fall’s celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the California Desert Protection Act.
For an overview of the hidden but magnificent realm that works silently underground every day, read the feature article, “The Desert Under Our Feet” written by Robin Kobaly in the March 2019 issue of The Desert Report.
Our “Desert Underground” program shares the story of our hidden soil magicians that work together to physically connect all the plants in the landscape in order to share food, moisture, and information while capturing and storing carbon underground.
This critical partnership between desert microbes, plants, and soils silently protects the desert’s potential for carbon sequestration and storage, our air quality, our health, our economy, our landscape, our ecotourism, our property values, and our quality of life – if the soil is left intact and alive.
We have several ways for you to tour this fascinating underworld, including this special art exhibit, an engaging book with original art to depict the surprising happenings in desert soils, our lecture series, and a documentary film that is currently under development.
The Desert Underground
by Robin Kobaly
Artwork by Dr. Juniper Harrower
Order your book online ~ $19.95 + shipping