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Resilience for All Webinar with ioby

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 1:00pm EDT

Join us for a live webinar with Barbara Brown Wilson, professor and author of Resilience for All, and ioby project leaders Jared Myers and Samoy Smith as we discuss how grassroots design can strengthen your community project. We’ll learn how successful project leaders created, designed, and implemented projects that transformed their neighborhoods, and explore how input from a diverse range of community residents uncovered new solutions, and ensured the sustainability of their projects.

We’re delighted that we’ll be hearing from:
• Jared Myers, of the Memphis Heights Line
• Samoy Smith, of Detroit’s Bagley Pocket Park
• Rhiannon Chester and Chris Jones, ioby’s city action strategists in Detroit and Memphis respectively
• Moderated by Barbara Brown Wilson, professor of urban and environmental planning at the School of Architecture, University of Virginia and author of Resilience for All, from Island Press

Food from the Radical Center by Gary Paul Nabhan | An Island Press book

Food from the Radical Center Book Launch at Natural History Institute

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 7:00pm MST

Natural History Institute
126 N. Marina Street
Prescott, AZ 86301
United States

Food from the Radical Center Book Launch at Natural History Institute

7 pm | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Join us at Natural History Institute for the Prescott book launch of Gary Nabhan's Mesquite: An Arboreal Love Affair (September 14, 2018 release) and Food from the Radical Center: Healing Our Land and Communities(September 27, 2018 release) Gary Paul Nabhan is an internationally-celebrated nature writer, agrarian activist and ethnobiologist who works on conserving the links between biodiversity and cultural diversity.

Food from the Radical Center by Gary Paul Nabhan | An Island Press book

Food from the Radical Center Book Launch with the Seed Library

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 11:00am MST

Mission Library
3770 S Mission Rd
Tucson, AZ 85713
United States

Food from the Radical Center: The Seed Library Hosts Gary Nabhan's New Book Launch

Internationally-celebrated nature writer, agrarian activist, and ethnobiologist Gary Paul Nabhan is famous for celebrating the links between biodiversity and cultural diversity. With his latest book, Food from the Radical Center: Healing Our Land and Communities, Dr. Nabhan demonstrates how our polarized society can be made whole through the grassroots, community-based restoration of food-producing landscapes.

The Seed Library of Pima County Public Library will mark the publication of Food from the Radical Center with a presentation by the author, followed by a book sale and signing. Refreshments will be served.

Food from the Radical Center breaks fresh ground by bringing together diverse groups of people—ranging from land managers and botanists to indigenous harvesters, to PCPL's Seed Librarians—as they work to restore America's iconic foods and their landscapes. Widely recognized as the father of the local food movement, the award-winning author is the Kellogg Endowed Chair at the University of Arizona's Southwest Center; his many honors include a MacArthur "Genius" award, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, and the John Burroughs Medal for nature writing.

Food from the Radical Center by Gary Paul Nabhan | An Island Press book

Borderlands Restoration Network presents an evening with Gary Nabhan

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 5:30pm MST

Mission Garden
946 W Mission Ln
Tucson, AZ 85745
United States

Borderlands Restoration Network presents an evening with Gary Nabhan, author of Food from the Radical Center: Healing our Land and Communities.

EXCLUSIVE BOOK SIGNING EVENT
Followed by FOOD · DRINKS · MUSIC under the Tucson Evening Sky
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th, 5:30–7:30 P.M.
  
Mission Garden
946 W Mission Ln, Tucson, AZ 85745


Suggested Donation $20 at the door
R.S.V.P. requested by September 24th: info@BorderlandsRestoration.org or (520) 216 – 4148

Join Borderlands Restoration Network, a nonprofit located in Patagonia, AZ dedicated to building a regional restoration-based economy in the Arizona – Sonora borderlands, for an evening with author and famed ethnobiologist, Gary Nabhan.  Copies of his newly released book Food from the Radical Center: Healing Our Lands & Communities will be available for purchase and signing.
 

An Evening with Jarrett Walker & Associates

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 6:00pm EDT

Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies
640 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States

Save the date for a conversation with renowned transit planner and Human Transit author Jarrett Walker. Jarrett and JWA senior associate Scudder Wagg will discuss best practices in network design, including how to plan systems as transit trends shift, within the context of the D.C. region.

 

 

 

Food from the Radical Center by Gary Paul Nabhan | An Island Press book

Gary Nabhan at the Center for Regional Food Studies

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 3:30pm MST

Environmental and Natural Resources 2 Building
1064 E. Lowell St. ENR 2 Room S-215
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States

Date and Time: 

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 3:30pm

Book talk with Gary Paul Nabhan, the W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Food Systems in the Southwest Center, founded the Center for Regional Food Studies. Nabhan is recognized internationally as a desert food scholar and farming activist. He is a pioneer in both the food re-localization movement and in heirloom seed conservation. Nabhan co-created Native Seed/SEARCH, received a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award, and is the media partner for Tucson’s City of Gastronomy news. He has written nearly 30 books on food and agriculture. Books will be available for purchase at this event. 

Location: 

Environmental and Natural Resources 2 Building

1064 E. Lowell St. ENR 2 Room S-215

85721 Tucson , AZ

See map: Google Maps

Suzanne Bohan at Book Passage (Sausalito)

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 6:00pm PDT

Book Passage Sausalito
100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965
United States

In Twenty Years of LifeSuzanne Bohan exposes the disturbing flip side of the American dream: your health is largely determined by your zip code. The strain of living in a poor neighborhood, with sub-par schools, lack of parks, fear of violence, few to no healthy food options, and the stress of unpaid bills is literally taking years off people’s lives. The difference in life expectancy between wealthy and distressed neighborhoods can be as much as twenty years.

Bohan chronicles a bold experiment to challenge this inequity. The California Endowment, one of the nation’s largest health foundations, is upending the old-school, top-down charity model and investing $1 billion over ten years to help distressed communities advocate for their own interests. This new approach to community change draws on the latent political power of residents and is driving reform both locally and in the state’s legislative chambers. If it can work in fourteen of California’s most challenging and diverse communities, it has the potential to work anywhere in the country.

Bohan introduces us to former street shooters with official government jobs; kids who convinced their city council members to build skate parks; students and parents who demanded fairer school discipline policies to keep kids in the classroom; urban farmers who pushed for permits to produce and sell their food; and a Native American tribe that revived its traditional forest management practices. Told with compassion and insight, their stories will fundamentally change how we think about the root causes of disease and the prospects for healing.

Suzanne Bohan spent twelve years as a reporter for the Bay Area New Group, which includes the San Jose Mercury NewsContra Costa Times, and Oakland Tribune. She won a prestigious White House Correspondents’ Association award in 2010 for her reporting on health disparities. Bohan is co-author of 50 Simple Ways to Live a Longer Life: Everyday Techniques From the Forefront of Science.

Food from the Radical Center by Gary Paul Nabhan | An Island Press book

Gary Nabhan at Point Reyes Books

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 7:00pm PDT

Point Reyes Books
11315 CA-1
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
United States
Food from the Radical Center by Gary Paul Nabhan | An Island Press book

Gary Nabhan at Book Passage (San Francisco)

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 6:00pm PDT

Book Passage San Francisco
1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111
United States

Gary Nabhan discusses his new books, Food From the Radical Center and Mesquite: An Arboreal Love Affair at Book Passage. 

Food from the Radical Center by Gary Paul Nabhan | An Island Press book

Gary Nabhan at Changing Hands Tempe

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 6:00pm MST

Changing Hands Tempe
6428 South McClintock Drive
Tempe, AZ 85283
United States

Join Gary Nabhan at Changing Hands Tempe for a book talk and signing of Food from the Radical Center: Healing Our Land and Communities. Gary Paul Nabhan is an internationally-celebrated nature writer, agrarian activist and ethnobiologist who works on conserving the links between biodiversity and cultural diversity.

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