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Food for Thought – (Virtual) Lunch Dates in the Desert

THE SONORAN DESERT’s foods are as diverse as its landscapes.  With this in mind, researchers from the Southwest Center have teamed up with chef Janos Wilder, The Learning Curve, and the Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill to bring you an interactive, multidisciplinary lecture series that we are calling Food for Thought.

When: Fridays, Sept 25 – Oct 30, 12:00-1:30pm

How: Six sessions using scheduled video links with Zoom intro and Q&A session with the instructor following each presentation

Cost: $195 (Part of the proceeds will be donated to local organizations working on environmental projects)

For more information and inscriptions, check The Learning Curve’s website

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Gary Nabhan –  Sept. 25

Prehistoric Menus are New Again: Ancestral Desert Foods as a Springboard to Our Future

As global food and seed supply chains are being broken and reconfigured after the pandemic to better assure food security, safety and nutrition, it is probable that our food system will undergo rapid transformation. Ironically, fresh understandings of how prehistoric indigenous diets protected communities from drought, disease and heat loads are now being used as a springboard to design new agricultural systems and diets to adapt to a hotter, drier, more uncertain world.

September 25 @ 12:00
12:00 pm — 1:30 pm (1h 30′)