The MFA in Collaborative Design welcomes Gary Nabhan as part of the 2013-2014 Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series to deliver a lecture entitled, “Collaborative Conservation in Future Food Systems.”
GARY NABHAN is an internationally-celebrated nature writer, food and farming activist, and proponent of conserving the links between biodiversity and cultural diversity. As the W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Food Systems at the University of Arizona Southwest Center, he works with students, faculty, and non-profits to build a more just, nutritious, sustainable, and climate-resilient foodshed. His newest book, Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land: Lessons from Desert Farmers on Adapting to Climate Uncertainty, Nabhan draws from the knowledge of traditional farmers in arid lands to offer time-tried strategies for adapting agricultural practices in the face of climate change. Nabhan will be joined by colleagues in conservation and food systems for a lively discussion about the future of conservation in food-producing landscapes in the west.