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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 University of Arizona
      University of Arizona, Tucson AZ
      October 22, 2014, 12:00 pm

      Gary Paul Nabhan will speak at the University of Arizona's Food Lecture Series on October 22. More details to come...

    • Gary Paul Nabhan at Kansas Mother Earth News Fair
      Mother Earth News Fair, Topeka KS
      October 25, 2014, 12:00 pm

      Gary Paul Nabhan will give a presentation on the Mother Earth News stage at the Topeka, KS Fair on October 25-26. More details to come.

    • Gary Paul Nabhan at Slow Money National Gathering
      Slow Money National Gathering, Louisville KY
      November 10, 2014, 12:00 pm

      Gary Paul Nabhan will speak at the Slow Money Master Course and Conference on November 9-12.

    • Gary Paul Nabhan at Entomology Society of America
      Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, , Portland OR
      November 18, 2014, 12:00 pm

      Gary Nabhan will speak at the Entomology Society of America in Portland, Oregon on November 18 and 19.

    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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