Friday, April 01, 2011

Author and place-based foods guru Gary Paul Nabhan coming to Fort Collins May 23

From Be Local Northern Colorado:

We are bringing a special dinner guest -- Gary Paul Nabhan -- an inspiring author/ advocate best known for his Place-Based Foods work, for a Be Local Community Potluck on May 23.

Gary Paul Nabhan is an internationally-celebrated nature writer, seed saver, conservation biologist and sustainable agriculture activist who has been called “the father of the local food movement” by Mother Earth News. Gary is also an orchard-keeper, wild forager and Ecumenical Franciscan brother in his hometown of Patagonia, Arizona near the Mexican border.
He is author or editor of twenty-four books, some of which have been translated into Spanish, Italian, French, Croation, Korean, Chinese and Japanese. For his writing and collaborative conservation work, he has been honored with a MacArthur “genius” award, a Southwest Book Award, the John Burroughs Medal for nature writing, the Vavilov Medal, and lifetime achievement awards from the Quivira Coalition and Society for Ethnobiology.
He works most of the year as a research scientist at the Southwest Center of the University of Arizona, and the rest as co-founder-facilitator of several food and farming alliances, including Renewing America’s Food Traditions and Flavors Without Borders.
More about Gary and all his “Place-Based Foods” work and books.
    Location:  Fort Collins Senior Center

    Date: May 23
  • Yes, a great chance for eaters, cooks, gardeners, farmers, and localization advocates to share a meal and dreams for our community.

  • Yes, bring an appetizing dish to share, full of local flavor and specialities.  We’ll send full details once you’ve registered.

  • Yes, advanced ticketing is REQUIRED so we can plan seating/serving. (Fee covers speaker and room rental; any extra proceeds will benefit Eat Local)

  • Yes, pre-register by paying at Or send a check to Be Local NC, 215 W Magnolia, #204 FC8051. DEADLINE MAY 16

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