The conference will be virtual this year with daily sessions over Zoom throughout the week of February 22-27, 2021. Once you register, you will be able to sign up for as many sessions as you like. The session sign up information will be in your confirmation email.
Registration: The registration fee is up to you! You can attend for free or add on a donation to your registration.
Gary Nabhan will be our keynote speaker on Saturday, February 27th with the presentation Preventing Extinction of Ecological Relationships: Community-Based Restoration & Collaboration. Gary is an Agricultural Ecologist, Ethnobotinist, 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 heirloom seed saving movement, in part because in 1982 he co-founded Native Seeds/SEARCH, a non-profit conservation organization which works to preserve place-based Southwestern agricultural plants as well as knowledge of their uses. He currently is a faculty member of the University of Arizona as a research social scientist. Gary lives on a five-acre homestead where he farms a diverse set of heirloom fruit and nut varieties from the Spanish Mission era and from the Middle Eastern homelands of his Lebanese ancestors, as well as heritage grains and beans adapted to arid climates.