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Gary Paul Nabhan

Gary Paul 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-four books have been translated into six languages.

    Gary Paul's Upcoming Events

    • Gary Paul Nabhan at the Albuquerque Museum
      The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, 2000 Mountain NW, Albuquerque NM 87104
      May 10, 2015, 1:00 pm

      On May 10, Gary Paul Nabhan will speak about the connections between food and place at the Albuquerque Museum as part of its Contemporary Issues Series.

    • Gary Paul Nabhan at 2015 Slow Meat Symposium
      Curtis Hotel and Auraria Higher Education Center, Denver CO
      June 4, 2015, 12:00 pm

      Gary Paul Nabhan will speak at this year's Slow Meat Symposium in Denver, CO from June 4-5.

    • Gary Paul Nabhan at BALLE Conference
      BALLE Conference, Phoenix AZ 85042
      June 10, 2015, 12:00 pm

      Gary Paul Nabhan will be speaking at this years BALLE Conference, taking place from June 10-2015 in Pjoenix, AZ.

    • Gary Paul Nabhan at the 2015 National Heirloom Expo
      National Heirloom Expo, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa CA
      September 8, 2015, 12:00 pm

    Gary Paul's Books

    Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land

    Lessons from Desert Farmers on Adapting to Climate Uncertainty

    Gary Paul Nabhan is one of the world's experts on the agricultural traditions of arid lands. For this book he has visited indigenous and traditional farmers in the Gobi Desert, the Arabian Peninsula, the Sahara Desert, and Andalusia, as well as the Sonoran, Chihuahuan, and Painted deserts of North America, to learn firsthand their techniques and designs aimed at reducing heat and drought stress on orchards, fields, and dooryard gardens. This practical book also includes colorful "parables from the field" that exemplify how desert farmers think about increasing the carrying capacity and resilience of the lands and waters they steward. It is replete with detailed descriptions and diagrams of how to implement these desert-adapted practices in your own backyard, orchard, or farm.

    Chasing Chiles

    Hot Spots Along the Pepper Trail

    Chasing Chiles looks at both the future of place-based foods and the effects of climate change on agriculture through the lens of the chile pepper—from the farmers who cultivate this iconic crop to the cuisines and cultural traditions in which peppers play a huge role.

    Renewing America's Food Traditions

    Saving and Savoring the Continent's Most Endangered Foods

    Renewing America’s Food Traditions is a beautifully illustrated dramatic call to recognize, celebrate, and conserve the great diversity of foods that gives North America its distinctive culinary identity that reflects our multicultural heritage. It offers us rich natural and cultural histories as well as recipes and folk traditions associated with the rarest food plants and animals in North America. In doing so, it reminds us that what we choose to eat can either conserve or deplete the cornucopia of our continent.

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