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  • Tue
    02
    Apr
    2019
    Thu
    04
    Apr
    2019

    Celebrating Crop Diversity • Connecting Agriculture, Public Gardens, and Science

    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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