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Monday, February 24, 2020

Food from the Radical Center


Doors Open: 7:00 PM
Program Starts: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM

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Sponsor: Cruz Cal
Place: Cowell Hay Barn
Ranch View Rd., UCSC, Santa Cruz

Food from the Radical Center:

How Collaborative Conservation Is Healing Wounds

& Creating Green Livelihoods in the Rural West

Ethnobotanist and author Gary Nabhan is a pioneer of the local food movement and the heirloom seed-saving movement, with a focus on Southwestern plants and cultures.

Since 1970 Earth Day's engagement of 20 million grassroots environmentalists,

the environmental movement has been plagued by division, elitism and us vs them politics.

A counter movement -variously called the radical center or middle path has emerged in the rural West that takes a non-dualistic approach to jobs vs environmental protection, science vs faith, urban vs rural values, and ecosystem health vs inclusive community well-being.

Examples from cam beds, shoreline fisheries, mesquite grasslands, and UNESCO cities of gastronomy and national heritage areas will be offered as parables of hope.

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Admission: No Charge