Ohio State’s John W. Simpson, who writes about people’s relationship to the land, including the role of politics, will speak on the subject this Friday (1/28). He’ll present “Environmental Stewardship and You: Lifestyle, Cultural Values and Politics” at 11 a.m. as part of a free winter seminar series by the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science. Simpson is a professor of landscape architecture in the Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture and the School of Environment and Natural Resources. He’s the author of Dam! (2005), Yearning for the Land (2003), and Visions of Paradise (1999). Get location and other details here.