University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Gary Paul Nabhan

Benjamin Drummond

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 a more just, nutritious, sustainable and climate-resilient foodshed spanning the US/Mexico border. He’s also the author of numerous books, including "Mesquite, "Food from the Radical Center," "Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land," "Renewing America’s Food Traditions" and "Chasing Chiles." He lives in southern Arizona.

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Scheduled events:
Let's Get Real About Our Health and Communities
Gary Nabhan and Nina Shapiro will get real -- looking at real science, real food, real community -- and discuss how we can make informed decisions to care for ourselves and the community around us.

Science City - Main Stage (Seats 195)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Signing Area - Flandrau BookStore (Science City) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Gary Nabhan, Nina Shapiro
Moderator: Fred Ronstadt
In Conversation
Whether through a tree or the water that sustains a community, join Gary Paul Nabhan and Hugh Fitzsimons in an intimate conversation about what it means to have a deep connection to the land.

National Parks Experience (Seats 146)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - National Parks (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Hugh Fitzsimons, Gary Nabhan
Moderator: Christine Szuter

Food from the Radical Center: Healing Our Land and Communities
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Island Press
September 2018
ISBN 9781610919197
$28.00, INSTORE
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Mesquite: An Arboreal Love Affair
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Chelsea Green
September 2018
ISBN 9781603588300
224 pages
$22.50, INSTORE
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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. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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