MacArthur Fellow to speak at Raleigh’s JC Raulston

Gary Nabhan, a former MacArthur Fellow, will offer a special lecture on Oct. 14: “Conservation You Can Taste: The Role of Ethnobiologists in the Collaborative Conservation of Food Diversity.”

Nabhan is the Kellogg Chair in Southwest Borderlands Food and Water Security at the University of Arizona, where he is also a research social scientist. He is the author or editor of more than 26 books. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Conservation Biology.

Nabhan’s lecture from 7:30 to 9 p.m. “will highlight the fundamental role ethnobiologists have played in conservation collaborations with indigenous communities, farmers, and chefs to revive and adapt traditional place-based foods,” according to the arboretum’s website. Cost: $10 for members, $20 for others.

The arboretum is at 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh.

Info: 919-515-3132,


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