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CEFS Author Series Presents: Gary Nabhan, Ethnobiologist – MacArthur Fellow and Kellogg Chair, University of Arizona

nabham2This lecture, “Conservation You Can Taste: The Role of Ethnobiologists in the Collaborative Conservation of Food Diversity”, will highlight the fundamental role ethnobiologists have played in conservation collaborations with indigenous communities, farmers, and chefs to revive and adapt traditional place-based foods. It will draw upon two chapters in the anthology that focus on biocultural and eco-gastronomic restoration.

Registration Payment:
– FREE for students (please show ID at door)
– $10.00 for Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum members
– $20.00 for nonmembers/ general public

  • Registration is closed at this time but there will be room for walk-ins. Please join us!

Parking: Thursday evening is the first night of the State Fair. Parking may be limited along Beryl Road. Overflow parking is available at the Brickhaven Building on the corner of Beryl Road and Brickhaven Drive. The Brickhaven Building is located next to the JCRA towards the Beltline (I-440). It’s a two story, brick building with a glass block atrium.

About Gary Nabhan:
A MacArthur Fellow and recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Conservation Biology, Gary Paul Nabhan is the Kellogg Chair in Southwest Borderlands Food and Water Security at the University of Arizona, where he is also a research social scientist at the Southwest Center. He is the author or editor of more than twenty-six books.

Books for Sale and Book Signing: The JC Raulston Arboretum will have several of Gary’s books on sale at the event. Gary will be on hand at 7:00pm for a book signing.


This lecture proudly brought to you by: The Center for Environmental Farming Systems, the JC Raulston Arboretum, the Southeast Climate Science Center and the Sustainable Agriculture Graduate Student Association.



For more information about Gary’s tour of the southeast, please visit the events website.