• Wed
    24
    Jan
    2018
    Sat
    27
    Jan
    2018
    All Day EventPacific Grove, CA

    Ecological Farm Association's ECOFARM Conference

    Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA
    January 24-27, 2018

    Gary Nabhan will be given a lifetime achievement award.

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  • Sat
    17
    Mar
    2018
    All Day EventPatagonia, Arizona
  • Thu
    05
    Apr
    2018
    Sat
    07
    Apr
    2018
    All Day EventRaleigh, NC

    Conference on Food and Middle East Diasporas

    North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
    April 5-7, 2018

    Gary Nabhan and the University of Arizona will cosponsor the meeting, and facilitate panels as well as present a reading.

     

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  • Tue
    17
    Apr
    2018
    2:00 pmWebinar

    Moderated by Jessica Eise, co-editor of How to Feed the World, this webinar describes methods of achieving global food security, and illustrates the connection between developing equal access to food and reducing waste and loss in our food systems. The webinar features contributors Dr. Ken Foster and Dr. Jerry Shively of Purdue University’s Department of Agricultural Economics, and will include an audience question and answer session.

     

     

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  • Fri
    27
    Apr
    2018
    Sun
    06
    May
    2018
    8:00 amTucson, AZ,

    Agave Heritage Festival is a city-wide, ten-day destination event that spotlights the sustainability of the southwest region through the lens of the agave plant. Agave Heritage Festival celebrates the unique importance of the agave plant and the borderlands culture with seminars, trade shows, and world-class culinary events.

    If you want to remember how people had fun and interacted for the common good of their peoples & landscapes before some among us believed that walls and wars were the ticket, check out the extraordinary list of talent voluntarily collaborating in this year’s Tucson Agave Heritage Festival April 27-May 6.

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  • Sun
    03
    Jun
    2018
    Thu
    07
    Jun
    2018
    All Day EventMadison, WI

    Combined meetings of the Societies for Ethnobiology and Economic Botany

    University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
    June 3-7 2018

    Gary Nabhan will receive lifetime achievement award from the Society for Economic Botany.

     

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  • Wed
    19
    Sep
    2018
    7:00 pmTumamoc Hill, Tucson, AZ

    University of Arizona Desert Laboratory
    Signing books and Reading from MesquiteAn Arboreal Love Affair

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  • Sat
    22
    Sep
    2018
    9:00 am - 3:00 pmTumamoc Hill, Tucson, AZ

    Nature Writing Workshop
    University of Arizona Desert Laboratory
    9a-3p

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  • Thu
    27
    Sep
    2018
    7:00 pmPrescott, AZ

    Join us at Natural History Institute for the Prescott book launch of Gary Nabhan's Mesquite: An Arboreal Love Affair (September 14, 2018 release). Gary Paul Nabhan is an internationally-celebrated nature writer, agrarian activist and ethnobiologist who works on conserving the links between biodiversity and cultural diversity.

    Event Location: Natural History Institute, 126 N. Marina Street, Prescott AZ 86301

    About the Book

    In his latest book, Mesquite, Gary Paul Nabhan employs humor and contemplative reflection to convince readers that they have never really glimpsed the essence of what he calls “arboreality.” As a Franciscan brother and ethnobotanist who has often mixed mirth with earth, laughter with landscape, food with frolic, Nabhan now takes on a large, many-branched question: What does it means to be a tree, or, accordingly, to be in a deep and intimate relationship with one? To answer this question, Nabhan does not disappear into a forest but exposes himself to some of the most austere hyper-arid terrain on the planet—the Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts along the US/Mexico border—where even the most ancient perennial plants are not tall and thin, but stunted and squat. There, in desert regions that cover more than a third of our continent, mesquite trees have become the staff of life, not just for indigenous cultures, but for myriad creatures, many of which respond to these “nurse plants” in wildly intelligent and symbiotic ways. In this landscape, where Nabhan claims that nearly every surviving being either sticks, stinks, stings, or sings, he finds more lives thriving than you could ever shake a stick at. As he weaves his arid yarns, we suddenly realize that our normal view of the world has been turned on its head: where we once saw scarcity, there is abundance; where we once perceived severity, there is whimsy. Desert cultures that we once assumed lived in “food deserts” are secretly savoring a most delicious world. Drawing on his half-century of immersion in desert ethnobotany, ecology, linguistics, agroforestry, and eco-gastronomy, Nabhan opens up for us a hidden world that we had never glimpsed before. Along the way, he explores the sensuous reality surrounding this most useful and generous tree. Mesquite is a book that will delight mystics and foresters, naturalists and foodies. It combines cutting-edge science with a generous sprinkling of humor and folk wisdom, even including traditional recipes for cooking with mesquite.

     

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  • Sat
    29
    Sep
    2018
    1:00 pmTucson, AZ,

    Seeds for Thought Reading
    Food from the Radical Center
    Sam Lena-South Tucson Library
    Time: 1:00 pm

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  • Thu
    04
    Oct
    2018
    Fri
    05
    Oct
    2018
    time undeterminedOberlin College, Lorain County, Ohio

    Food from the Radical Center
    Oberlin College, Lorain County, Ohio
    Lecture
    Time Undetermined

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  • Sat
    06
    Oct
    2018
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pmReedsburg, WI

    Food From the Radical Center,  Joining Hands & Hyphae to Bring Back America's Food Producing Capacity
    Fermentation Fest, Wormfarm Institute
    Reedsburg, WI

    Food from the Radical Center, Lecture
    Mesquite and Fermented Beverages Workshop

    Sat. Oct. 6, 5–6 p.m.
    $25.00

    Author, seed saver, agroecologist & father of the local food movement, Gary Nabhan will talk about the largest grassroots initiative in history that is aimed at bringing back the seeds, breeds, native game & fish, & the beneficial microbes that underpin our land's food-producing capacity. He will talk about rebuilding microbial diversity in our soil and in our guts, & collaboration with lives other than our own.  Book signing to follow.

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  • Mon
    08
    Oct
    2018
    7:00 pmPoint Reyes Station, CA

    Food from the Radical Center - Lecture / Mesquite - Reading

    Point Reyes Books
    11315 CA-1
    Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

    7:00 pm

    Gary Paul Nabhan is the Kellogg Endowed Chair at the University of Arizona's Southwest Center. He is author or editor of more than thirty books, including Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land; Where Our Food Comes From; and Renewing America's Food Traditions. Honored with a MacArthur "genius" award, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, the John Burroughs Medal for nature writing, and other awards, Gary is recognized as the father of the local food movement.

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  • Tue
    09
    Oct
    2018
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pmStanford, CA

    Food from the Radical Center - Lecture
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Stanford Educational Farm
    175 Electioneer Road
    Stanford, CA 94305

    Gary Paul Nabhan is the Kellogg Endowed Chair at the University of Arizona's Southwest Center. He is author or editor of more than thirty books, including Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land; Where Our Food Comes From; and Renewing America's Food Traditions. Honored with a MacArthur "genius" award, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, the John Burroughs Medal for nature writing, and other awards, Gary is recognized as the father of the local food movement.

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  • Mon
    15
    Oct
    2018
    -PrivateChandler, AZ

    Food from the Radical Center & Mesquite / Lectures

    Gila River Indian Museum
    Annual Ancestral Foods Event
    21359 S. Maricopa Rd
    Chandler, AZ 85226

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  • Mon
    15
    Oct
    2018
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pmTempe, AZ

    Changing Hands Bookstore - Reading / Book Signing

    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Lecture / 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Book Signing

    Food from the Radical Center / Mesquite

    Changing Hands Bookstore
    6428 South McClintock Drive
    Tempe, AZ 85283
    480.730.0205 | 480.730.1196

    Gary Paul Nabhan is the Kellogg Endowed Chair at the University of Arizona's Southwest Center. He is author or editor of more than thirty books, including Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land; Where Our Food Comes From; and Renewing America's Food Traditions. Honored with a MacArthur "genius" award, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, the John Burroughs Medal for nature writing, and other awards, Gary is recognized as the father of the local food movement.

     

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  • Tue
    16
    Oct
    2018
    Thu
    15
    Nov
    2018
    ResidencyBayrut, Lebanon

    Food Security at the American University of Beirut

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    The Food Security Program is educating a new generation of leaders in the Middle East and North Africa and throughout the developing world, preparing graduates to address the vital issue of food security in an interdisciplinary and hands-on fashion.​

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