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Book Launch

Sunday, December 2, 2018 2:00-4:00 p.m. 500 E Locust St (third floor) Des Moines, IA 50309 Join us at the official launch party for Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim — Ed’s memoir from the 2014 Great March for Climate Action. Ed will talk about the book, read selections, and take questions. Hardcover and paperback books will be available for purchase and for Ed to sign. You may prepurchase here. All proceeds go to Climate March, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. On the 3,100-mile, 8-month walk from LA to Continue reading →

Attend a reading

Come hear author Ed Fallon read from his new book, Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim. Books will be available for purchase and signed by the author. Let us know if you’d like to help host a reading in your town. Contact or call 515-238-6404. Upcoming events Sunday, December 2, 2018 2:00-4:00 p.m. 500 E Locust St (third floor) Des Moines, IA 50309 Sponsor: Bold Iowa Contact: Ed Fallon at (515) 238-6404 or Friday, December 7, 2018 6:30-8:30 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities 3707 Continue reading →

Thank you for your purchase!

Thank you for your purchase of Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim.  If you have questions or special shipping instructions, please call 515-238-6404 or email Pick them up on Sunday, December 2 at our Book Launch at 2:00 p.m. at 500 E Locust Street, third floor in Des Moines. Or . . . After December 2, you can pick them up at 735 19th Street in Des Moines. Or . . . Attend or host a book reading/signing event in your town and Ed will bring you a Continue reading →


The book Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim contains 80 photos. The hardcover features color photos while the paperback has black-and-white photos. Here is a sampling from the book.  


Here are a few excerpts from Ed Fallon’s book, Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim. From the Introduction Walking across America is an enormous challenge. Pounding pavement, gravel, and sand 15 – 20 miles a day for eight months is unkind to one’s body, even under the best conditions. The difficulties are markedly greater when one walks on a schedule, as we did, with rallies and events planned along the route weeks and even months in advance. When you walk on a schedule you can’t take time off for Continue reading →


Endorsements for Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim: “This book is rich with stories, including how thirty-five years ago, Ed made a basket under the guidance of an Anishanaabe elder. The significance of that basket reflects Ed’s desire to address the climate crisis holistically – through challenging colonial supremacy and waking up to the reality that this work must be carried out with the guidance of those who came before us.” — Christine Nobiss, Plains Cree/Saulteaux and founder of Indigenous Iowa   “Ed Fallon is a fierce and Continue reading →

Purchase the book

Purchase your copy (or copies) of Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim — and just in time for holiday gift giving. 🙂 Price List Printed books $20 – Paperback, with black-and-white photos $30 – Hardcover, with color photos Free – Your book signed by the author if purchased here or in person Shipping Free – Pick up your book at an event or at the Climate March office $5 – To mail one book $10 – For 2 to 5 books mailed to the same address Ask – For six or more books Continue reading →

Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim

Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim is Ed Fallon’s memoir from the 2014 Great March for Climate Action. On the 3,100-mile, 8-month walk from LA to DC, marchers became a mobile village — weathering harsh conditions, sharing joys and sorrows, and intensifying their commitment to the cause as they sounded the alarm about climate change. Through humor and candid introspection, Ed shares his experience on the March and how it brought into focus his lifelong search for love and meaning — even as intense, interpersonal dramas threatened to Continue reading →

Jeff Kisling’s Blogs

Jeff Kisling, one of the marchers on the First Nation – Farmer Climate Unity March worked tirelessly to post a cornucopia of pictures and remembrances of the march in his blogs: The Journey Begins First night First day of the march Second day of the march begins Second day of the march Lee Tesdell on Agriculture Third day of the march begins Fourth day begins Fourth day ends Fifth day begins Sixth day The real sixth day Seventh day On the last leg of the March Giving Thanks Last day of the March

Many steps. One journey.

Link to original article: Covered by The Messenger, Fort Dodge, Iowa, September 9, 2018 Excerpt: by Hans Madsen, Reporter/Photographer Many steps. One journey. To raise awareness, First Nation walkers traveled eight days on foot to get to their destination, Fort Dodge Jeff Kisling, of Indianola, didn’t count the exact number of steps he took during the First Nation Farmer Climate Unity March on the 94 miles between Des Moines and downtown Fort Dodge. Instead, Saturday found him sitting on a bench in front of the Continue reading →