Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Maui Arts and Cultural Center, McCoy Studio Theater
Gary Paul Nabhan is an internationally-celebrated nature writer, seed saver, ethnobiologist and sustainable agriculture activist who is considered a pioneer of the “local food movement”. His studies of indigenous farming, wild-food gathering, and land management focus on preserving ancient cultural traditions and conserving the links between biodiversity and cultural diversity. Nabhan’s work offers important insights into the relationship between culture and land, especially with respect to the constraints of limited, natural resources that all societies eventually face.
His books include Coming Home to Eat, Why Some Like It Hot, Cumin, Camels, and Caravans: A Spice Odyssey, Where Our Food Comes From, and Singing the Turtles to Sea.
He has been honored with a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship and The John Burroughs Medal for nature writing. Founder and facilitator of the Renewing America’s Food Traditions collaborative, he is currently a Research Social Scientist at the Southwest Center at the University of Arizona.
Photos by Bryan Berkowitz