• Sun
    19
    Jun
    2016
    5:00 pmMizzou Botanic Garden

    Native Pollinators Dinner

    What’s the Buzz?

    Mizzou Botanic Garden invites you to kicko National Pollinator Week with a Native Pollinators Dinner! National Pollinator Week is the week we highlight and share the importance of pollinators including bees, birds, butterflies and bats.

    Sunday, June 19, 2016

    5 p.m. Tour
    6 p.m. Dinner & Guest Speaker Gary Nabhan

    Gary Nabhan is an Agricultural Ecologist, Ethnobotanist and Writer at the University of Arizona.

    Great Room, Reynolds Alumni Center

    University of Missouri
    704 Conley Avenue

    $50 Per Person | Cash Bar | Auction items

    More information at gardens.missouri.edu

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  • Tue
    21
    Jun
    2016
    7:30 pmSeattle, WA

    National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them. Seattle’s 2016 Pollinator Week keynote address, by Gary Paul Nabhan, Ph.D. (Ethnobiology for the Future, The Forgotten Pollinators), offers a broad-ranging and visionary perspective on bringing food biodiversity back into the city. Agricultural historian Peter Hatch of Monticello has called Nabhan “the lyrical scholar of genetic diversity.” He has been been named as a pioneer and creative force in the “local food movement” and seed saving community by Utne Reader, Mother Earth News, New York Times, Bioneers and TIME Magazine. Nabhan is the recipient of many honors, including a MacArthur “Genius” award, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a Southwest Book Award, the John Burroughs Medal for nature writing, the Vavilov Medal, as well as several honorary degrees and lifetime achievement awards. Local poet Jourdan Imani Keith will open the evening with a poem.

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    Gary Paul Nabhan

    When
    June 21, 2016 at 7:30PM
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    Great Hall
    1119 Eighth Avenue (enter on Eighth Avenue)
    Seattle, WA 98101

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  • Sat
    27
    Aug
    2016
    7:00 pmMaui

    Pioneer of Local Food Movement Guest in The Green Room

    The Merwin Conservancy presents local food movement and celebrated nature writer Gary Paul Nabhan in The Green Room, on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater. The event begins at 7 p.m.

    The event is being held in conjunction with the Indigenous Crop Biodiversity Festival and the IUCN World Conservation Congress to be held in Hawaiʻi in September.

    Nabhan is an internationally-celebrated nature writer, seed saver, ethnobotanist and sustainable agriculture activist who is considered a pioneer of the “local food movement.” His studies of indigenous farming, wild-food gathering, and land management focus on preserving ancient cultural traditions and conserving the links between biodiversity and cultural diversity.

    Nabhan’s work offers important insights into the relationship between culture and land, especially with respect to the constraints of limited, natural resources that all societies eventually face.

    The evening includes:

    • a series of readings of poetry and short fiction by Gary Paul Nabhan
    • a Q&A session with Nabhan,
    • and a reception with champagne, dessert, live music, book signing, and book fair
    For his creative writing and its influence on community-based conservation, he has been honored with a MacArthur “genius” award, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a Southwest Book Award, the John Burroughs Medal for nature writing, the Vavilov Medal, and several honorary degrees and lifetime achievement awards.

    “It is perfectly fitting that someone like Gary, whose work literally lives at theintersection of art and nature, will be with us in The Green Room, especially during the week of the Indigenous Crop Biodiversity Festival,” said Merwin Conservancy Executive Director Jason Denhart. “Maui is in for a real treat.”

    Tickets are $25 per person (with a $10 student rate available with student I.D.) and are available at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Box Office, by calling (808)-242-SHOW or by purchasing online. All ticket sales benefit local non-profit The Merwin Conservancy.

     

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  • Fri
    14
    Oct
    2016
    7:30 pmRaleigh, NC

    Gary Nabhan, a former MacArthur Fellow, will offer a special lecture on Oct. 14: “Conservation You Can Taste: The Role of Ethnobiologists in the Collaborative Conservation of Food Diversity.”

    Nabhan is the Kellogg Chair in Southwest Borderlands Food and Water Security at the University of Arizona, where he is also a research social scientist. He is the author or editor of more than 26 books. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Conservation Biology.

    Nabhan’s lecture from 7:30 to 9 p.m. “will highlight the fundamental role ethnobiologists have played in conservation collaborations with indigenous communities, farmers, and chefs to revive and adapt traditional place-based foods,” according to the arboretum’s website. Cost: $10 for members, $20 for others.

    The arboretum is at 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh.

    Info: 919-515-3132, jcra.ncsu.edu

     

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  • Mon
    17
    Oct
    2016
    7:00 pmCharleston, SC

    A MacArthur Fellow and recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Conservation Biology, Gary Paul Nabhan will be discussing human interactions with plants, animals and habitats in the face of climate change. Dr. Nabhan is the Kellogg Chair in Southwest Borderlands Food and Water Security at the University of Arizona, where he is also a research social scientist at the Southwest Center. He is the author and editor of more than 26 books, including most recently Ethnobiology for the Future.

     

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  • Wed
    19
    Oct
    2016
    6:30 pmColumbia, South Carolina

    Gary Paul Nabhan, internationally recognized nature writer, agrarian activist, and ethnobiologist who works on conserving the links between biodiversity and cultural diversity, will present a public lecture on the occasion of his latest book release, "Ethnobiology for the Future". Book signings will take place one half hour before and after the lecture.

    Event is sponsored by a minigrant from the South Carolina Humanities Council with support from the USC Dept. of Anthropology, English Language and Literature, Geography, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, School of Earth, Ocean, & Environment, Jarrett's Jungle, Slow Food Columbia, and SC Garden-Based Learning Network.

    Gambrell Hall 817 Henderson Street

     

     

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  • Thu
    20
    Oct
    2016
    7:00 pmWofford College, Spartanburg, SC

    Dr. Gary Paul Nabhan, the W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Southwest Borderlands Food and Water Security at the University of Arizona, will speak on Thursday, Oct. 20, on “Food, Genes and Culture: Why Silver Bullet Diets and Quick Genetic Fixes Won’t Reduce the Prevalence of Nutrition-Related Diseases.” Nabhan’s presentation is the second installment in the Milliken Lecture Series on Sustainability and Public Health.

    The program, set for 7 p.m. in the Olin Teaching Theater in the Franklin W. Olin Building, is free and open to the public. Following the lecture in the lobby of the Olin Building, Nabhan will sign copies of his book “Ethnobiology for the Future.” He will donate proceeds from the sale of the book to the Society of Ethnobiology.

    Nabhan is a MacArthur Fellow, the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Conservation Biology, and the 2016 Distinguished Ethnobiologist of the Society of Ethnobiology. He is a research social scientist at the Southwest Center at the University of Arizona. He is an internationally celebrated nature writer, agrarian activist and ethnobiologist who works on conserving the links between biodiversity and cultural diversity.

     

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  • Fri
    21
    Oct
    2016
    6:00 pmAsheville, NC

    Gary Paul Nabhan is an internationally-celebrated nature writer, agrarian activist and ethnobiologist who tangibly works on conserving the links between biodiversity and cultural diversity. For such work, Nabhan has been honored as a pioneer and creative force in the “local food movement” and seed saving community by Utne Reader, Mother Earth News, New York Times, Bioneers, and Time magazine.

    Please join Gary for Conservation you can taste: Collaborative preservation of endangered heirloom foods. Featuring an evening of learning, entertainment, and local food; Joined by Appalachian Institute for Mountain Studies founder Dr. James Veteto. Gary will be discussing the future and the importance of safeguarding if not reversing the cultural and biological erosion facing communities in this day and age.

    Lenoir-Rhyne University
    36 Montford Ave.
    Asheville, NC, 28801
    United States

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  • Mon
    24
    Oct
    2016
    5:30 pmAppalachian State University, Boone, NC

    Appalachian State University, in partnership with Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture, will present Sustainable Food Week Oct. 24-29. The campus community and the public are invited to participate in both on- and off-campus events throughout the week, beginning with Dr. Gary Paul Nabhan’s public keynote, “Conservation You Can Taste,” on Oct. 24 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 114 Belk Library and Information Commons.

    The celebration continues throughout the week with additional events that are open to the public, and most of which are free of charge. Events include a campus farmers’ market and seed drive, the AppalFRESH Sustainable Food Forum and a screening of the film “Food Chains.”

    Sustainable Food Week is designed to bring attention to the problems within the food system, as well as to highlight solutions.

    Dr. Jacqui Ignatova, assistant professor in Appalachian’s Department of Sustainable Development, describes the week as “a celebration of what we have as a community through our campus farmers’ market, an heirloom apple tasting and a plant walk to learn about local biodiversity, as well as a forum that will showcase the work on sustainable food by our faculty and community partners that support food security.”

    Nabhan is an internationally celebrated nature writer, agrarian activist and ethnobiologist whose work focuses on conserving the links between biodiversity and cultural diversity. He has been honored as a pioneer and creative force in the local food movement and seed-saving community by Utne Reader, Mother Earth News, New York Times, Bioneers and Time magazine. He is the W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Food Systems at the University of Arizona Southwest Center and also serves as founding director of the Center for Regional Food Systems.

    “We have the great honor to bring Dr. Nabhan to campus to talk about strategies to revive and adapt place-based foods,” said Ignatova.

    Additional presenters include seed-saving expert Holly Whitesides of Against the Grain Farm in Zionville, Carol Coulter of Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture and other local sustainable food specialists.

    A plant walk in the university’s nature reserve is also offered. Advance registration for the walk is required and admission is $10 per person.

    Sustainable Food Week is sponsored by AppalFRESH (Appalachian Food Research for Equity, Sustainability, and Health) Collaborative, Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture, the Office of Sustainability, the Goodnight Family Department of Sustainable Development, the Department of Anthropology, RIEEE (Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics) and the Sustainable Development Student Alliance.

    Advance registration is required for some events. To learn more and view a full event schedule, visit http://foodsummit.brwia.org.

     

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  • Wed
    26
    Oct
    2016
    4:00 pmUniversity of Georgia

    Gary Nabhan, an agricultural ecologist, ethnobotanist, and author whose work has focused primarily on the plants and cultures of the desert Southwest, will give the Odum Environmental Ethics Lecture at 4 p.m. October 26 in Room 123 of the Jackson Street Building. Nabhan will lecture on “Integrating Indigenous Science, Academic Science and Citizen Science for All-Taxa Biodiversity Inventories in Threatened Landscapes.”

    Nabhan is a scholar of conservation and environmental themes, particularly with respect to food. He is a prolific writer, having authored or co-authored 28 books on diverse topics, many for popular audiences. He currently is the W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Food Systems at the University of Arizona’s Southwest Center. Nabhan is also a professed member of the Order of Ecumenical Franciscans, and much of his environmental activism and work for food justice have involved the Franciscan Action Network and other grassroots, interfaith initiatives.

    The focus of the lecture will be a June 2016 cover story of the journal BioScience, which explored the emergent properties and creative tensions among “three sciences” in documenting and protecting landscape-level biodiversity in culturally influenced terrestrial and marine habitats. His talk will highlight 20 years of success in community-based projects with the Seri or Comcaac community in the Sea of Cortez region of Mexico.

    Each year the Willson Center joins the Environmental Ethics Certificate Program to co-sponsor the Environmental Ethics Lecture, which honors the renowned UGA ecologist Eugene P. Odum (1913-2002), a UGA instructor from 1940 until his retirement in 1984. He has been called the “father of modern ecology” and was the author of the pioneering book Fundamentals of Ecology. Odum was instrumental in the creation of the Institute of Ecology at UGA, the Savannah River Ecology, and the Sapelo Island Marine Science Institute. The Odum Environmental Ethics Lecture is hosted by Dorinda G. Dallmeyer, director of the EECP.

    “Over the last 25 years, the challenges posed by our changing global ecosystem have outstripped the abilities of scientists alone to solve them. And scientists know this,” Dallmeyer said. “Academic ecologists and anthropologists now enlist help from citizen scientists and seek out the insights of indigenous communities whose experience may span centuries of living sustainably in tune with their local environment. Through his many books and essays, Gary Nabhan is an eloquent spokesman for this integrated approach binding people to place, and how we adapt and share the necessities for life with all the inhabitants of the biosphere.”

    In addition to the Willson Center and the EECP, this year’s lecture is co-sponsored by the UGA department of anthropology and the Center for Integrative Conservation Research. The lecture is free and open to the public.

     

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  • Thu
    27
    Oct
    2016
    5:00 pmEmory University, Atlanta, GA.

    Join us for a special lecture by internationally-celebrated nature writer, agricultural ecologist, ethnobotanist, and proponent of conserving the links between biodiversity and cultural diversity.

    This lecture will provide insights into the widely-publicized diabetes epidemic among the Pima Indians and other indigenous cultures. It will explore why the HIH/HIS 30 year focus on finding “the thrifty gene” among the Pima failed the reduce the incidence and prevalence of Type 2 diabetes in their communities, and how current integrated “one health”/”culinary medicine” approaches involving native foods and traditional exercise revivals are faring. It will use case studies from Nabhan’s Island Press book Food, Genes and Culture, (formerly Why Some Like It Hot), along with NSF-funded technical research published in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Ecology of Food and Nutrition, and elsewhere.

    Gary Paul Nabhan is an internationally-celebrated nature writer, agricultural ecologist, ethnobotanist, and proponent of conserving the links between biodiversity and cultural diversity. He holds the Kellogg Chair in Sustainable Food Systems at the University of Arizona and works with students, faculty and non-profits to build a more just, nutritious, and climate-resilient foodshed spanning the U.S./Mexico border. Professor Nabhan was among the earliest researchers to promote the use of native foods in preventing diabetes, and he has been honored as a pioneer and creative force in the “local food movement” and seed saving community by New York Times, Bioneers, Utne Reader, Mother Earth News, and Time magazine. As an Arab-American essayist and poet, Professor Nahban is author or editor of twenty-four books and has played key roles in establishing the Ironwood Forest National Monument, community-based seed banks, land reserves for conserving wild crop relatives, and restored habitats for migratory pollinators throughout the West. Agricultural historian Peter Hatch of Monticello has called Nabhan “the lyrical scholar of genetic diversity.” He is also personally engaged as an orchard-keeper, wild foods forager, and pollinator habitat restorationist working from his small farm in Patagonia, Arizona. He has been honored with a MacArthur “genius” award, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, and the John Burroughs Medal for nature writing. He is also an ecumenical Franciscan brother.

    Reserve Free Tickets: http://nabhan.eventbrite.com

    1557 Dickey Dr. Atlanta, GA. 30322 - Anthropology Room 303

    5:00 PM Lecture - 6:00 PM Reception & Book Signing

     

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  • Tue
    17
    Jan
    2017
    6:30 pmPhoenix, AZ

    Explore the Borderlands during a thrilling evening with renowned author Gary Paul Nabhan and discover why food tastes better when we know the science, history and culture behind it.

    Join us for an evening of discovering how history influences the taste of the food we consume. Nabhan, the Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Food Systems at the University of Arizona, will share excerpts and stories from his book Desert Terroir, in which he delves into the ecological, cultural, and personal history of the food we grow and eat. The terroir, or “taste of the place,” of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands is rich and unique, and Nabhan will leave you craving a taste of the desert.

    Members: $24 / General Public $30

    DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN
    1201 N. Galvin Parkway
    Phoenix, AZ 85008
    480 941.1225

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  • Thu
    16
    Feb
    2017
    11:30 amSouthern Utah University

    SUU Convocations is proud to present the internationally-celebrated, award winning, agrarian activist, Gary Nabhan. Nabhan will be discussing the root of his work with heritage food, that has been essential to mankind’s growth through-out time.

    The lecture will take place on February 16 at 11:30 AM. Nabhan’s lecture is being held in the Gilbert Great Hall in the Hunter Conference Center on Southern Utah University’s beautiful campus. As is the case with all of the SUU Convocation Series, this event is free and open to the public.

    Gary Paul Nabhan is currently the W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Food Systems in University of Arizona’s Southwest Center. In his work, he has been a pioneer in bringing together people of different crafts; farmers, ranchers, urban food activists, and indigenous communities to help sustain a variety of food-producing landscapes.

    Nabhan is also the author of thirty-four books, many being translated into a handful of languages. His work as an author has won him awards such as: a Lanon Literary Fellowship, the John Burroughs Medal for nature writing, and more.

    From Gary Nabhan’s work several varieties and breeds of food sources, that were previously thought to be extinct, are now coming back into the light through the effort of thousands of small farms across the country. Nabhan will be discussing the relationship of some of these specimens with the cultures that they once fed, the lands that they are able to grow, and how it can be beneficial to enjoy food specific to an area.

    Nabhan’s research and work has taken him across the country and across the ocean. Studying foods specific to New England, California, the Great Lakes Region, on the Gulf Coast, and many others. The vast knowledge he has discovered about these delectable food sources has been a life-changer for him, local farmers everywhere, and those that want to enjoy simply pure food.

    SUU Convocation Series

    "I am so excited to be embarking on this new adventure with my production team! With a great staff and such energetic student workers, we are thrilled for the opportunity to take this landmark lecture series that we have here at SUU to the next level! We are so lucky to have this kind of series at SUU, and with such a skilled team we can really share these great guests with the campus and community."

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  • Sat
    11
    Mar
    2017
    10:00 amUniversity of Arizona Campus

    Gary Nabhan is the W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Food Systems at the University of Arizona, as well as the permaculture designer and orchard-keeper of Almuniya de los Zopilotes Experimental Farm in Patagonia, Arizona. Widely acknowledged as a pioneer in the local-food movement and grassroots seed conservation, Nabhan was honored by Utne Reader in 2011 as one of twelve people making the world a better place to live.

    A recipient of a MacArthur Genius Award, his twenty-six books have been translated into six languages. They include, "The Desert Smells Like Rain;" Cumin, Camels, and Caravans: A Spice Odyssey;" Ethnobiology for the Future: Linking Cultural and Ecological Diversity;" Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land;" Where Our Food Comes From;" Enduring Seeds: Native American Agriculture and Wild Plant Conservation."

    Scheduled events:
    Exploring the Truth Behind Creativity
    McArthur Award Winners discuss the creative process.

    Koffler Room 204 (Seats 304, Wheelchair accessible)
    Sat, Mar 11, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Multigenre
    Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)

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  • Thu
    11
    May
    2017
    5:00 pmSeattle, Washington

    Join us to welcome Gary Nabhan to UW for a lecture centered on the re-emerging importance of ethnobiology as a way to spur biological and conservation and cultural survival in the Anthropocene.

    Gary's full visit is sponsored by UW Program on the Environment, UW Geography, UW Quaternary Research Center, UW Anthropology, UW Farm, Nisqually Tribe, and Grub.

    Gary is a renowned nature writer, agrarian activist and ethnobiologist whose work emphasizes the important links and synergies between biodiversity and cultural diversity. Gary’s work focuses on the plants and cultures of the desert and he’s also known as a pioneer in the local food movement for his work on bringing food diversity back to cities, in part by celebrating traditional ecological knowledge.

    Through his work, Gary has brought together farmers, urban food activists and indigenous communities to conserve landscapes and traditional livelihoods.

     

     

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  • Thu
    05
    Oct
    2017
    All Day EventSt. Louis, MO

    Summit on Food and the Environment
    Saint Louis University
    October 5, 2017

    Gary Nabhan will give keynote:
    Forging Whole Food Systems Solutions, from Food Justice to Community Resilience

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  • 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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  • Fri
    24
    Aug
    2018
    Thu
    13
    Sep
    2018
    ResearchCanary Islands

    Tracing the agricultural and culinary traditions that diffused into the border region via Moriscos and Conversos / Ladinos.

     

     

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  • Wed
    19
    Sep
    2018
    6:00 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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  • Mon
    24
    Sep
    2018
    6:30 pmSanta Fe, NM

    Collected Works Bookstore
    202 Galisteo St.
    Santa Fe, NM 87501

    6:30 pm

    Food from the Radical Center: Healing Our Land and Communities

    America has never felt more divided. But in the midst of all the acrimony comes one of the most promising movements in our country’s history. People of all races, faiths, and political persuasions are coming together to restore America's natural wealth: its ability to produce healthy foods.

    In Food from the Radical Center, Gary Nabhan tells the stories of diverse communities who are getting their hands dirty and bringing back North America's unique fare: bison, sturgeon, camas lilies, ancient grains, turkeys, and more. These efforts have united people from the left and right, rural and urban, faith-based and science-based, in game-changing collaborations. Their successes are extraordinary by any measure, whether economic, ecological, or social. In fact, the restoration of land and rare species has provided—dollar for dollar—one of the best returns on investment of any conservation initiative.

    As a leading thinker and seasoned practitioner in biocultural conservation, Nabhan offers a truly unique perspective on the movement. He draws on fifty years of work with community-based projects around the nation, from the desert Southwest to the low country of the Southeast. Yet Nabhan’s most enduring legacy may be his message of hope: a vision of a new environmentalism that is just and inclusive, allowing former adversaries to commune over delicious foods.

     

     

     

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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
    11:00 am - 12:00 pmTucson, AZ

    Seeds for Thought Reading
    Food from the Radical Center
    Mission Library

    Mission Library
    3770 S. Mission Rd.
    Tucson AZ 85713

    Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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    Internationally-celebrated nature writer, agrarian activist, and ethnobiologist Gary Paul Nabhan is famous for celebrating the links between biodiversity and cultural diversity. With his latest book, Food from the Radical Center: Healing Our Land and Communities, Dr. Nabhan demonstrates how our polarized society can be made whole through the grass roots, community-based restoration of food-producing landscapes.

    The Seed Library of Pima County Public Library will mark the publication of Food from the Radical Center with a presentation by the author, followed by a book sale and signing. Refreshments will be served.

    Food from the Radical Center breaks fresh ground by bringing together diverse groups of people—ranging from land managers and botanists to indigenous harvesters, to PCPL's Seed Librarians—as they work to restore America's iconic foods and their landscapes. Widely recognized as the father of the local food movement, the award-winning author is the Kellogg Endowed Chair at the University of Arizona's Southwest Center; his many honors include a MacArthur "Genius" award, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, and the John Burroughs Medal for nature writing.

     

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  • Tue
    02
    Oct
    2018
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pmTucson, AZ

    Special Reading and Book Signing by Gary Paul Nabhan

    Food from the Radical Center – Healing Our Land and Communities

    University of Arizona - ENR2
    Tucson, AZ

    Time: 3:30 pm

    About Gary Nabhan

    Gary Paul Nabhan is an internationally celebrated nature writer, food and farming activist, and proponent of conserving the links between biodiversity and cultural diversity. He holds the W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Food Systems at the University of Arizona Southwest Center, where he works with students, faculty, and non-profits to build a more just, nutritious, sustainable, and climate-resilient foodshed spanning the US/Mexico border. He’s also the author of numerous books, including Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land, Renewing America’s Food Traditions, and Chasing Chiles. He lives in southern Arizona.

     

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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
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pmStanford, CA

    Food from the Radical Center - Lecture, Q&A, and Book Signing
    6:00 pm - 8:00 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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  • Wed
    10
    Oct
    2018
    6:00 pmSan Francisco, CA.
    Book Passage - Mesquite: An Arboreal Love Affair

    October 10, 2018 - 6:00 pm

    Book Passage
    Ferry Building
    Bay Trail #42
    San Francisco, CA. 94111

    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.

    About Gary Nabhan

    Gary Paul Nabhan is an internationally celebrated nature writer, food and farming activist, and proponent of conserving the links between biodiversity and cultural diversity. He holds the W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Food Systems at the University of Arizona Southwest Center, where he works with students, faculty, and non-profits to build a more just, nutritious, sustainable, and climate-resilient foodshed spanning the US/Mexico border. He’s also the author of numerous books, including Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land, Renewing America’s Food Traditions, and Chasing Chiles. He lives in southern Arizona.

     

     

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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
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    Oct
    2018
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    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.​

    https://www.aub.edu.lb/fafs/foodsecurity/Pages/default.aspx

     

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  • Fri
    04
    Jan
    2019
    1:30 pmTucson, AZ

    Gary will give an interview for KUAT-TV with host Tony Paniagua.

    University of Arizona

    Tucson, AZ

    1:30 pm

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  • Tue
    08
    Jan
    2019
    6 pm – 8:30 pmChevy Chase, MD
    Gary Nabhan will give a 20-minute talk followed by Q&A. Refreshments will be provided.
    Perennial Garden Club Chevy Chase Village Hall

    5700 Cedar Parkway
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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  • Sun
    13
    Jan
    2019
    5:00 pmPhone
    Eating Matters Talk Show • Heritage Radio • Host Jenna Liut

    5 pm PST

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  • Mon
    14
    Jan
    2019
    1:45 pmTucson, AZ
    Moderator and host for a University of Arizona/USDA ARS/Crop Diversity Trust forum on Crop Wild Relatives

    Moderator and host for a University of Arizona/USDA ARS/Crop Diversity Trust forum on Crop Wild Relatives, including an event on campus at ENR2 Haury Auditorium, afternoon workshop on Tumamoc Hill, pay-in-advance wild relatives banquet and field trips.

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  • Tue
    19
    Feb
    2019
    7:00 pmIowa City, IA
    Prairie Lights • Food from the Radical Center

    MacArthur award-winning “father of the local food movement” Gary Paul Nabhan will read from and talk about Food from the Radical Center: Healing Our Land and Communities. In this book, Nabhan shares inspiring stories about food and land restoration projects that bring communities together across the political divide. Nabhan is personally engaged as an orchard-keeper, wild foods forager, and pollinator habitat restorationist working from his small farm in Patagonia, Arizona near the Mexican border. He has helped forge "the radical center" for collaborative conservation among farmers, ranchers, indigenous peoples and environmentalists in the West. Nabhan is the author of books including Coming Home to Eat, Cumin Camels & Caravans, Desert Smells Like Rain, and the recent Mesquite: An Arboreal Love Affair.

    He is a research scientist and the W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Food Systems at the University of Arizona Southwest Center, where he works to build a more just, nutritious, sustainable, and climate-resilient foodshed spanning the U.S./Mexico border.

    Prairie Lights
    15 South Dubuque St.
    Iowa City, IA 52240

    07:00 PM

     

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  • Wed
    20
    Feb
    2019
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    21
    Feb
    2019
    All Day EventsMount Vernon, IA
    Cornell College • Food from the Radical Center

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    Dinner (5:30-6:45 pm)
    Public Presentation (7:00-8:00 pm)

    Thursday, February 21, 2019
    Classroom Visit (9:00-11:00 am)

     

    About Cornell College

    Located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, Cornell was the first college west of the Mississippi to grant women the same rights and privileges as men, and, in 1858, to award a degree to a woman.

    In 1978 Cornell faculty adopted the One Course At A Time curriculum, transforming the way teaching and learning happen at Cornell. With the 1996 publication of Loren Pope’s Colleges That Change Lives, Cornell’s life-changing education was formally recognized. Cornell continues to be recognized with each new edition.

     

    About Gary

    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.

    Cornell College
    600 First Street SW
    Mount Vernon, IA 52314

     

     

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  • Sat
    23
    Feb
    2019
    All Day EventRosemont, Illinois

    Wild Things Conference - Gary Nabhan - Keynote Speaker

    Stephens Convention Center
    5555 N River Rd
    Rosemont, Illinois 60018

    About Wild Things Community:

    We are the Wild Things community: collaborative, optimistic, effective. Recognized as one of the nation’s largest networks of people engaged with nature, we enjoy and protect Chicago area wild lands and wildlife.

    We are stewards, monitors, advocates, educators, Chicago Wilderness members, volunteers, and staff, all working together to promote and protect the prairies, woodlands, wetlands, wild yards, and natural parks of northeast Illinois, northwest Indiana, and southeast Wisconsin.

    We come together in person every two years at the Wild Things Conference. And in between, this website celebrates the week-in, week-out experiences of the community as we seek to investigate, enjoy, and protect local nature.

    About Gary:

    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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  • Sat
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    Mar
    2019
    Sun
    03
    Mar
    2019
    9:30am to 5:30pmTucson, AZ
    Tucson Festival of Books

    University of Arizona Campus • March 2 - 3, 2019

    Two panel discussions, one each day with Aby Mogollon of UA Press as main contact.

    Tucson, AZ

    9:30am to 5:30pm

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  • Wed
    06
    Mar
    2019
    6:00pm - 7:30pmDoylestown, PA
    Delaware Valley University • Lecture

    Gary Paul Nabhan will be presenting a lecture on his book “Food from the Radical Center,” at Delaware Valley University on Wednesday, March 6. The event will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Life Sciences Building auditorium. All are welcome, and there is no cost to attend. Guests do not need to register in advance. There will be a book signing at the event.

    “Food from the Radical Center” discusses the collaboration of diverse communities in the U.S. that are working to revive the country’s systems for producing healthy, local food. In a divided nation, efforts to support healthy food production is bringing people are bringing people with different political views, cultures, and religions together and providing hope for future conservation initiatives. Land and rare species restoration as described in Nabhan’s book have brought economic, ecological, and social success to U.S. communities.

    Nabhan’s 50 years of community-based project experience provides a unique perspective on the conservation of biological and cultural diversity. “Food from the Radical Center” offers an inclusive vision of environmentalism and stories of healing through the community-based recovery of food-producing landscapes.

    “Food from the Radical Center” is available for purchase at the university bookstore.

    Nabhan is an award-winning author and agrarian activist whose 36 books have been translated into eight languages. He is an agricultural ecologist, ethnobiologist, and the Kellogg Endowed Chair in Southwestern Borderlands Food and Water Security at the University of Arizona. Nabhan is considered a pioneer of the local food movement and has been honored with a MacArthur Genius award and awards from the Societies for Conservation Biology and Ethnobiology. He raises heritage fruits, heirloom chilis, and spices near the Mexican border.

    The presentation is being sponsored by the University’s One Health Working Group, the Food Systems Institute of Delaware Valley University, and the Heritage Conservancy.

     

    Life Sciences Building Auditorium
    700 E Butler Ave
    Doylestown, PA 18901

     

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  • Tue
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    Apr
    2019
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    Apr
    2019
    All Day EventsDes Moines, Iowa
    Celebrating Crop Diversity: Connecting Agriculture, Public Gardens, and Science

    Plenary Talk with Gary Nabhan

    Thursday April 4th

    During eras of political, economic, and environmental stress, humanity turns to consider a broader range of options than typically employed during “business as usual.” This is one of those times - when agriculture needs to re-diversify to add resilience to the food system that we depend on for survival. A wide array of activities led by a broad diversity of land managers, botanists, indigenous harvesters, farmers, and many others are illuminating the way forward. This is “conservation you can taste,” where what is saved and restored is also savored. Gary Paul Nabhan, W.K. Kellogg endowed chair in borderlands food and water security at the University of Arizona, will take us on a journey of discovery around North America to celebrate efforts that are bringing people together to renew and care for the foods they enjoy.

    8:30 am

    Des Moines, Iowa

    See: https://www.publicgardens.org/professional-development/2019-symposia/celebrating-crop-diversity

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  • Mon
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    Apr
    2019
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    11
    Apr
    2019
    All Day EventsOlympia, WA
    Food and Agriculture Lecture Series • Evergreen State College

    Ecological Agriculture and Food Systems

    Evergreen State College
    2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW
    Olympia WA  98505

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  • Fri
    12
    Apr
    2019
    Sun
    14
    Apr
    2019
    All Day EventCottonwood, AZ
    Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance • Lecture

    Grain School – Arizona

    With a focus on ancient and heritage grains, you will learn expert techniques and hands-on skills to grow, harvest, mill, market, and bake with locally adapted grains. Nutritional values of ancient grains will be presented, along with the ecological benefits of adding grains to your garden or farm portfolio. Grain collaborations will also be explored and encouraged.

    See: https://rockymountainseeds.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=267&reset=1&id=33

    3360 E Hwy 89A
    Cottonwood, AZ 86326

     

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  • Wed
    17
    Apr
    2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFlagstaff, AZ
    Northern Arizona University • Food from the Radical Center • Lecture

    World-renowned writer, ethnobotanist, and conservationist Gary Paul Nabhan is returning to Flagstaff April 17 to deliver the annual Olajos-Goslow Lecture, presented by the Landscape Conservation Initiative and Sustainable Communities program.

    Room: High Country Conference Center
    Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/714918792243624/
    Event Cost: Free

    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

     

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  • Tue
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    Apr
    2019
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    2019
    All Day EventsTucson, AZ
    Agave Heritage Festival

    Agave Heritage Festival began in 2008 as Agave Fest, a Cinco de Mayo celebration featuring tequila tastings and a tequila “Iron Bar Chef” competition at the historic Hotel Congress. As the festival grew in the following years, the number of different agave spirits featured at the event more than doubled, and food specials were elevated from cheap eats to regionally focused culinary treats.

    By 2015 — the same year that Tucson was the first U.S. city to receive the UNESCO City of Gastronomy designation — Agave Fest had gone from a tequila-lover’s Cinco de Mayo celebration to an event rooted in the historical and cultural significance of the agave plant. With seminars, a fundraising Agave Dinner, tastings of spirits unavailable in the United States, and a cultural and historical art exhibit, Agave Fest had begun to realize its true potential.

    The agave plant’s inextricable role in the culture and history of the Arizona-Mexico borderlands region became a central focus of Agave Fest, leading to the creation of Agave Heritage Week in 2016 and the expansion into Agave Heritage Festival in 2017.

    Today, 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.

    See: https://www.agaveheritagefestival.com/

     

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  • Tue
    30
    Apr
    2019
    8:30 am - 9:30 amGilbert, AZ
    Arizona Food & Farm Forum • Keynote • Food from the Radical Center

    The Arizona Food & Farm Forum is a conference for producers, food entrepreneurs, and local food advocates, programmed to change the way our desert state feeds itself. The event features networking sessions, nationally-acclaimed keynote speakers, instructional workshops, and the opportunity to grow your local food community.

    Click here for tickets, sponsorship opportunities, and program details.

    The Farm at Agritopia
    3000 East Ray Road
    Gilbert, AZ, 85296
    United States

    Gary Paul Nabhan

    A first-generation Lebanese American, Nabhan has been working with, and learning from farmers and foragers in several indigenous communities on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border for over thirty years.

    Co-founder of Native Seeds/SEARCH and numerous other key organizers in the southwest, Nabhan currently serves as the Kellogg Endowed Chair in Southwestern Borderlands Food and Water Security at the University of Arizona Southwest Center.

    Join Nabhan as he presents success stories from Arizona, highlighting how working for a healthier food system is one of the few goals that bridge the many divides in America today, by uniting urban and rural, left and right, immigrant and indigenous, producer and consumer in ways that build lasting collaborations.

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  • Sun
    23
    Jun
    2019
    8:00 am - 8:45 amTucson, AZ
    Location: Native Seeds/SEARCH Conservation Center
    Address: 3584 East River Rd, Tucson, AZ
    Date: Sunday, June 23, 2019
    Time: 8:00 am - 8:45 am

    Nabhan is personally engaged as an orchard-keeper, wild foods forager, and pollinator habitat restorationist working from his small farm in Patagonia, Arizona near the Mexican border. He has helped forge "the radical center" for collaborative conservation among farmers, ranchers, indigenous peoples and environmentalists in the West. Nabhan is the author of books including Coming Home to Eat, Cumin Camels & Caravans, Desert Smells Like Rain, and the recent Mesquite: An Arboreal Love Affair.

    He is a research scientist and the W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Food Systems at the University of Arizona Southwest Center, where he works to build a more just, nutritious, sustainable, and climate-resilient foodshed spanning the U.S./Mexico border.

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  • Fri
    11
    Oct
    2019
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    12
    Oct
    2019
    All Day EventsBerkeley, CA

    The Garden is pleased to announce Connecting Plants and People: An Ethnobotanical Conversation, a two-day international symposium. The first day, hosted at International House, will feature prominent speakers from around the globe and the Bay Area. The second day will include hands-on workshops and tours of the UC Botanical Garden exploring culinary medicinal, dye, and many other uses of plants. We hope you’ll join us for this important conversation and celebration of plants in our daily lives.

    Alejandro de Avila‘s family roots lie in Oaxaca, San Luis Potosí and Finland. He received a Master’s in psychobiology and then a Ph.D. in anthropology at UC Berkeley. He is the founding director of the Oaxaca Ethnobotanical Garden, and the curator and adviser of the Oaxaca Textile Museum. His interest in Mesoamerican cultures and plants goes back to a childhood spent near Chapultepec, a magnificent park since Aztec times that houses the National Museum of Anthropology. As a teenager, he became an apprentice at a weaving and dyeing workshop in Oaxaca.

    Professor Tom Carlson is a medical doctor and botanist and faculty member of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley. His primary research interests are in medical/nutritional ethnobotany, ethnoecology, ethnoepidemiology, and the ecology and evolution of human disease. Dr. Carlson has conducted research with, and provided medical care to, forty different ethnolinguistic groups in fifteen different countries in Africa, Asia, Pacific Islands, South America, and North America collaborating with indigenous/local people to learn about their ethnoempirical and ethnotheoretical perspectives on medical and nutritional ethnobotany, ethnotaxonomy, ethnoecology, and ethnoepidemiology.

    Christine Hastorf is a professor in the Anthropology Department at UC Berkeley,  the Director of the Archaeological Research Facility and McCown Archaeobotany Laboratory, and the Curator of South American Archaeology at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology. Her research focuses on agriculture, political complexity, gender, and the methodologies that lead to a better understanding of the past through the study of plant-use. She has written on agricultural production, cooking practices and what shifts in these suggest about social relations, gender relations surrounding plant use, the rise of complex society, political change and the symbolic use of plants in the legitimation of authority, fuel use and related symbolism, and plant domestication as part of social identity construction and ritual and social identity.

    Judith Larner Lowry has been the proprietor of Larner Seeds, specialists in California native plants, for the last 42 years. With a background in anthropology and horticulture, she worked first as seed propagator and wildland seed collector at Yerba Buena Nursery in Woodside, Ca, then for seedsman Craig Dremann of Redwood City Seeds. She founded Larner Seeds in 1977 and has been engaged since then in exploring and trialling dozens of California native species for garden use, for habitat, and for Wild Food Gardens. Her work with the public has educated her in ways to engage Californians in the preservation and restoration of California’s ecosystems.  She has written three influential books on these subjects, including The Landscaping Ideas of Jays, Gardening with a Wild Heart ( UC Press), and California Foraging (Timber Press) as well as chapbooks for Larner Seeds, such as The Real California Cuisine.

    Kent Lightfoot is currently a professor in the Anthropology Department, Curator of North American Archaeology in the Phoebe A Hearst Museum of Anthropology, and Faculty Associate in the Archaeological Research Facility at UC Berkeley. He has directed archaeological projects in New England, the American Southwest, and along the Pacific Coast of North America. In the last ten years, he has focused his studies on the impressive shell mounds of the greater San Francisco Bay, the Russian colony of Fort Ross (1812-1843), and nearby historic Spanish missions in northern California, and landscape management practices employed by complex hunter-hunters in central California. The interdisciplinary nature of this work has been facilitated by the Berkeley Initiative in Global Change Biology at UC Berkeley.

    Gary Martin, a cultural anthropologist and ethnobotanist, is the founder of Global Diversity Foundation, Global Environments Summer Academy and Global Environments Network. Gary was a lecturer in the School of Anthropology and Conservation at the University of Kent from 1998 to 2011 and a Fellow of the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society from 2010 to 2012. Twice a Fulbright scholar, he has a Ph.D. in anthropology from UC Berkeley and an undergraduate degree in botany. His applied research and teaching on conservation and ethnobotany have taken him to more than 50 countries over the last 30 years.

    Gary Nabhan is an Agricultural Ecologist, Ethnobotanist, Ecumenical Franciscan Brother, and author whose work has focused primarily on the interaction of biodiversity and cultural diversity of the arid binational Southwest. He is considered a pioneer in the local food movement and the heirloom seed saving movement. He has an M.S. in plant sciences and a Ph.D. in the interdisciplinary arid lands resource sciences from the University of Arizona. He co-founded Native Seeds/SEARCH, served as Director of Conservation, Research and Collections at both the Desert Botanical Garden and Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, became the founding director of the Center for Sustainable Environments at Northern Arizona University, and founded the Center for Regional Food Studies.

    Elena Goded Rambaud is a biologist, has a Phd in Educational Sciences, and over the last 25 years lectured in the Science Didactics department at the UNED University in Madrid.  She is also an associate lecturer at the Entertainment Technology Centre in the Spanish Ministry of Culture and currently a member of the Chilean National Committee for the Textile Conservation. She is a natural dyes and textile specialist. Over the last 25 years, she had lectured on textiles, natural dyes, botany and history of costume. She has been a reputed consultant for different entities and projects related to textile matters.

    Peg Schafer has a background in nursery management and farming and is the owner/operator of the Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm outside Petaluma. Since 1997 the farm has grown out more than 260 different herb crops and has sold to practitioners, pharmacies, product manufacturers, researchers, retailers, and the general public. The farm functions partly as an experimental operation trialing Asian herbs compiling an extensive database on the cultivation of herbs of medicinal and economic interest. She is a frequent lecturer at colleges of Oriental medicine, conferences and farming events, where she addresses herb quality, cultivation and conservation, and issues affecting Chinese herbs.

    Jennifer Sowerwine is a cooperative extension specialist in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy Management at UC Berkeley, where she also completed her Ph.D. in Wildland Resource Science. Her work aims to engage diverse stakeholders across the spectrum of the food system through participatory and collaborative research methodologies, exploring effective communication strategies and culturally appropriate methods, materials and places to ensure diverse representation, input, and participation. Her approach is to shift from “extending” knowledge and information toward participatory needs assessment and co-creation of research and educational materials that respond to public needs and foster peer learning networks.

    Yoshiko Wada is an artist, curator, and author. She has curated exhibitions at the Textile Museum in Washington, DC, the Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco and the Jim Thompson Art Center in Bangkok, Thailand. Her own work has been exhibited widely since the 1970s, including the Smithsonian Institution’s Renwick Gallery and the International Textile Fair in Kyoto. She is president of World Shibori Network, founder of Slow Fiber Studios, producer of the Natural Dye Workshop film series and co-chair of the 10th International Shibori Symposium in Oaxaca, Mexico. For over forty years she has led dozens of art, architecture, and textile study tours to Japan, India, France, Italy, and China. In 2010, Yoshiko Wada was titled as a “Distinguished Craft Educator – Master of Medium” by the James Renwick Alliance.

     

    Friday, October 11 & Saturday, October 12

    For more information and attendance please visit:  https://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/public-programs/symposium

     

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    2019
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    2019
    All Day EventsSedona, Arizona

    Join us and help activate a coalition of engaged people to inspire and empower connections between disciplines. Interactions between naturalists and ecologists, psychologists, physicians, educators, artists, writers, and advocates will light a path that connects humans and nature through healing both the human and more-than-human world. This national confluence is dedicated to nurturing a sense of hope grounded in tangible, actionable outcomes. Participants will benefit from inspiration, innovation, cross-pollination, and depth in both plenary and breakout sessions.

    The gathering will be structured as a confluence between three primary tributaries— medicine, psychology, and natural history—with a rhythm of alternating plenary presentations from inspiring speakers and illuminating panels, smaller field workshops, and open space for emergent ideas. Throughout the 4 days and 3 nights of the gathering, we’ll integrate intellect, spirit, and experience while intertwining contemplation and wild nature. We anticipate almost 200 participants, from across North America and beyond.

    We intend to emerge with the strategies and skills to take this work into the wider world. The academic journal Ecopsychology has committed to engagement with this conference, with the intention of publishing a special section deriving from the gathering.

    Plenary Speakers

    Davona Blackhorse, M.A. is a Clinical and Mental Health Counselor who seeks to develop culturally appropriate therapy interventions that are inclusive of Native American healing practices. She is pursuing a PhD in Interdisciplinary Health with an emphasis in Psychosocial Health; her studies focus on the psychological impact of toxic land mining exposure on the Navajo Reservation and historical trauma among Native Americans.

    Michael Finkelstein, M.D., “the Slow Medicine Doctor,” trained in both Internal and Integrative-Holistic Medicine, is the author of Slow Medicine: Hope and Healing for Chronic Illness, and has been the medical director of major hospitals and health institutes, as well as having a private medical practice.

    Thomas L. Fleischner, Ph.D. is a naturalist and conservation biologist, the Executive Director of the Natural History Institute, Faculty Emeritus at Prescott College, and editor of the anthologies Nature, Love, Medicine: Essays On Wildness and Wellness and The Way of Natural History.

    Robert Greenway, M.S., Professor Emeritus, Psychology, Sonoma State University, developed programs in ecopsychology, The Wilderness Experience, and transpersonal psychology.  He has served on the staff of the Peace Corps, was Director of planning for University of California at Santa Cruz and manages an organic farm in Washington State.  He has written and spoken extensively on the field of ecopsychology and the human-nature relationship.

    Peter Kahn, Jr., Ph.D. is Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Ecopsychology, and co-editor of the books Ecopsychology: Science, Totems, and the Technological Species, and The Rediscovery of the Wild. He is a professor at the University of Washington, with appointments in the Department of Psychology and the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences.

    Robin Wall Kimmerer, Ph.D. is Professor of Environmental and Forest Biology and Director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, the author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, and an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.

    Kathleen Dean Moore, Ph.D. is an award-winning author of numerous books that integrate philosophical clarity with personal reflection and moral purpose, including Great Tide Rising: Towards Clarity and Moral Courage in an Age of Planetary Change.  She was distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Oregon State University before leaving academia to speak and write about the moral urgency of addressing climate change.

    Gary Paul Nabhan, Ph.D. is an ecologist, ethnobotanist, and author of more than 30 books on the relationship between nature and culture. Currently the Kellogg Endowed Chair in Southwestern Borderlands Food and Water Security at the University of Arizona’s Southwest Center, he is the recipient of numerous awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship.

    Anna O’Malley, M.D. is an Integrative Family and Community Medicine physician in West Marin, California, and is the founding Director of the Natura Institute for Ecology and Medicine in the Commonweal Garden. She guides people in the medicine of reconnecting to Nature, holds restorative retreats for physicians, and works toward infusing deep ecological consciousness into the art of healing.

    Laura Sewall, Ph.D., M.S.E.L., the author of Sight and Sensibility: The Ecopsychology of Perception, taught ecopsychology and environmental perception at Prescott and Bates colleges, and is Director of the Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area in coastal Maine. She has a doctorate in Visual Science and a master’s in environmental law.

    Brian Stafford, M.D., M.P.H. is a child psychiatrist, pediatrician, and ecotherapist.  He is the founder of WildernessIsMedicine.org and Eco-Psyche-Artistry.com, and leads wilderness healing journeys through these organizations and the Animas Valley Institute.

    Sara Warber, M.D. is Emeritus Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan, former co-director of the university’s integrative medicine program, and Honorary Professor at the European Centre for Environment and Human Health. The co-author of Natural Products From Plants, her clinical practice included holistic women’s health and holistic herbal medicine.

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    Location: Sedona Mago Retreat Center

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