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."