Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 7:30pm
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Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway, Boston

Food Chain Restoration in the Face of Climate Change

Gary Paul Nabhan, W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Food Systems, University of Arizona, "Food Chain Restoration in the Face of Climate Change." 

Recent years have brought spikes in the frequency of strange weather patterns and severe storms, with many blaming the increase on human-caused climate change. If this new normal, as it’s being called, is here to stay, it will have profound implications on food production. To address these challenges, food and farming activist Gary Paul Nabhan proposes that we look to the past for solutions—at crops and techniques used in regions that have historically endured this kind of weather. Hear his thoughts about the need for increased biodiversity on farmlands and how strategies, such as growing hedgerows, composting, and planting multiple-strata orchard-gardens can play a role in relinking the broken food chain and adapting to accelerating climate change.

$15 general, $10 Arnold Arboretum member, free for students (students must register). Register at or call 617-384-5277

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