On today’s pledge drive edition from WORT, Patty previews Fermentation Fest by talking with this year’s Featured Fermenter, Gary Paul Nabhan. They discuss Nabhan’s two new books, Food from the Radical Center and Mesquite, and reflect on family history, farming, food cultures, and the unique landscapes of the American Midwest and Southwest.
Gary Paul Nabhan is an agricultural ecologist, ethnobotanist, and author whose work has focused primarily on the interaction of biodiversity and cultural diversity of the arid binational Southwest. He is the author of Food from the Radical Center: Healing Our Land and Communities (Island Press, 2018) and Mesquite: An Arboreal Love Affair (Chelsea Green, 2018). Gary Paul Nabhan is a Featured Fermenter at the upcoming Fermentation Fest, being held in and around Reedsburg, Wisconsin from October 5–14, 2018.