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Local Food Movement Pioneer to Talk About Sustainable Food Systems and Climate Uncertainty

CRAFTSBURY COMMON — Some have called him the father of the local food movement. Noted author Gary Paul Nabhan will be speaking at Sterling College on Tuesday, January 28, at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public as part of the Vermont Table Speaker Series.

The talk, “Tapping Into the Wisdom of Traditional Farmers: Sustainably Growing Food in the Face of Climate Uncertainty,” will discuss adapting diversity of food crops to climate extremes. He will be taking examples from traditional and innovative farmers on five continents and eschewing “climate-ready” GE crops.

Nabhan is the W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Food Systems at the University of Arizona, as well as the permaculture designer of Almuniya de los Zopilotes Experimental Farm in Patagonia, Arizona. Widely acknowledged as a pioneer in the local-food movement and grassroots seed conservation, Nabhan was honored by Utne Reader in 2011 as one of twelve people making the world a better place to live.

Nabhan is also a recipient of a MacArthur Genius Award. He has published over twenty books, including “Where Our Food Comes From,” and “Woodlands in Crisis.”

For more information on the College and its mission of environmental stewardship, visit them online at www.sterlingcollege.edu.

About Sterling College

Founded in 1958 in Craftsbury Common, Vermont, Sterling College is a leading voice in higher education for environmental stewardship and the liberal arts. The College was among the first colleges in the United States to focus on sustainability through academic majors in Ecology, Environmental Humanities, Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems, and Outdoor Education. Sterling College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and is one of only seven federally recognized Work Colleges in the nation.

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