Illahee Lecture Series
Free for Portland State University Students
All lectures begin at 7:30pm and will be held at Pacific Northwest College of Art's Swigert Commons, 1241 NW Johnson St, Portland, OR.
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.