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Food Chain Restoration in the Face of Climate Change
Gary Paul Nabhan
, W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Food Systems, University of Arizona
Wednesday, November 20, 7:30-8:30pm
Recent years have brought spikes in the frequency of strange weather patterns and severe storms, with many blaming the increase on human-caused climate change. If this new
, as it’s being called, is here to stay, it will have profound implications on food production. To address these challenges, food and farming activist Gary Paul Nabhan proposes that we look to the past for solutions—at crops and techniques used in regions that have historically endured this kind of weather. Hear his thoughts about the need for increased biodiversity on farmlands and how strategies, such as growing hedgerows, composting, and planting multiple-strata orchard-gardens, can play a role in relinking the broken food chain and adapting to accelerating climate change.
was chosen as an Utne Reader visionary in 2011.
$10 member, $15 nonmember, Free students (students must call 617.384.5277 to register for free)
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