University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Gary Nabhan

Benjamin Drummond

Gary Nabhan is the W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Food Systems at the University of Arizona, as well as the permaculture designer and orchard-keeper of Almuniya de los Zopilotes Experimental Farm in Patagonia, Arizona. Widely acknowledged as a pioneer in the local-food movement and grassroots seed conservation, Nabhan was honored by Utne Reader in 2011 as one of twelve people making the world a better place to live.

A recipient of a MacArthur Genius Award, his twenty-six books have been translated into six languages. They include, "The Desert Smells Like Rain;" Cumin, Camels, and Caravans: A Spice Odyssey;" Ethnobiology for the Future: Linking Cultural and Ecological Diversity;" Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land;" Where Our Food Comes From;" Enduring Seeds: Native American Agriculture and Wild Plant Conservation."

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Scheduled events:
Exploring the Truth Behind Creativity
McArthur Award Winners discuss the creative process.

Koffler Room 204 (Seats 304, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Sandy Lanham, Gary Nabhan, Larry Robertson, Ofelia Zepeda
Moderator: David Polan

Ethnobiology for the Future: Linking Cultural and Ecological Diversity
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
University of Arizona Press
April 2016
ISBN 9780816532742
Paperback, 332 pages
$29.95, INSTORE
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"The book centers on a call to define/redefine the field of ethnobiology and the need for doing so. More/less

Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land: Lessons from Desert Farmers on Adapting to Climate Uncertainty
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Chelsea Green
June 2014
ISBN 9781603584531
Paperback, 272 pages
$29.95, INSTOCK
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How to harvest water and nutrients, select drought-tolerant plants, and create natural diversity Because climatic uncertainty has now become "the new normal," many farmers, gardeners and orchard-keepers in North America are desperately seeking ways to adapt their food production to become more resilient in the face of such "global weirding. More/less

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Arizona Daily Star
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Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

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Stocker Foundation
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Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
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Western National Parks Association

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