Gary Nabhan

On his new books, Food from the Radical Center and Mesquite
Gary Nabhan Point Reyes Books
Monday, October 8, 2018 - 7:00pm
Point Reyes Books
11315 CA-1
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956


Free, donations welcome

Gary Nabhan discusses his new books, Food From the Radical Center and Mesquite: An Arboreal Love Affair.


About Food from the Radical Center

America has never felt more divided. But in the midst of all the acrimony comes one of the most promising movements in our country's history. People of all races, faiths, and political persuasions are coming together to restore America's natural wealth: its ability to produce healthy foods.

In Food from the Radical Center, Gary Nabhan tells the stories of diverse communities who are getting their hands dirty and bringing back North America's unique fare: bison, sturgeon, camas lilies, ancient grains, turkeys, and more. These efforts have united people from the left and right, rural and urban, faith-based and science-based, in game-changing collaborations. Their successes are extraordinary by any measure, whether economic, ecological, or social. In fact, the restoration of land and rare species has provided--dollar for dollar--one of the best returns on investment of any conservation initiative.

As a leading thinker and seasoned practitioner in biocultural conservation, Nabhan offers a truly unique perspective on the movement. He draws on fifty years of work with community-based projects around the nation, from the desert Southwest to the low country of the Southeast. Yet Nabhan's most enduring legacy may be his message of hope: a vision of a new environmentalism that is just and inclusive, allowing former adversaries to commune over delicious foods. 

About Gary Nabhan

Gary Paul Nabhan is the Kellogg Endowed Chair at the University of Arizona's Southwest Center. He is author or editor of more than thirty books, including Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land; Where Our Food Comes From; and Renewing America's Food Traditions. Honored with a MacArthur "genius" award, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, the John Burroughs Medal for nature writing, and other awards, Gary is recognized as the father of the local food movement.

Food from the Radical Center: Healing Our Land and Communities By Gary  Paul Nabhan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781610919197
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Published: Island Press - September 27th, 2018

Mesquite: An Arboreal Love Affair By Gary Paul Nabhan, Petey Mesquitey (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Gary Paul Nabhan, Petey Mesquitey (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781603588300
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - September 14th, 2018