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Food from the Radical Center by Gary Paul Nabhan

"Both informational and inspirational, this [book] will be of interest to foodies, conservationists, and environmentalists alike."
—Booklist

"A thought-provoking collection."
—Library Journal

"At its heart, Food from the Radical Center is neither about the numbers nor the studies that report them; instead, it is an up close and personal look at the local people who have defined what 'collaborative conservation looks like on the ground.' Written in the first person and often directly addressing the reader, it is also something of a life review of the work to which Nabhan has been passionately dedicated for the past 50 years."
—Santa Fe New Mexican

"In this moving, essential collection of stories, Gary Paul Nabhan introduces us to the unsung heroes of biocultural restoration. Rallying to the fundamental human work of feeding their neighbors, these inspiring leaders demonstrate that we can restore our environment and our communities at the same time—and in the process, we might just restore our collective faith in the promise of democracy."
Liz Carlisle, author of Lentil Underground and lecturer, Stanford University


Download Chapter 7: Plant Midwives here or read it below.