Connecting Plants and People: An Ethnobotanical Conversation

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 ...

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Reciprocal Healing • A National Confluence

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 ...

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Native Seeds/SEARCH • Food from the Radical Center

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, ...

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Northern Arizona University • Food from the Radical Center • Lecture

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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Arizona Food & Farm Forum • Keynote • Food from the Radical Center

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 ...

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Prairie Lights • Food from the Radical Center

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 ...

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Cornell College • Food from the Radical Center

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. ...

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Agave Heritage Festival

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 ...

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Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance • Lecture

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

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 ...

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Delaware Valley University • Lecture

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 ...

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Tucson Festival of Books

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

All Day Events

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Food from the Radical Center • The Center for Regional Food Studies

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 ...

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Mesquite: An Arboreal Love Affair • Book Passage

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 ...

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