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Public Lecture: Sustainably Growing Food in the Face of Climate Uncertainty

16 Sterling Dr
Craftsbury Common, VT

Join Dr. Nabhan for an evening of reflecting on the wisdom of desert farmers to find out how food producers can cope with increasing climate uncertainly.

Over the next half century, climate change will dramatically affect which food crop varieties reach optimum quality in nearly every foodscape in North America. Farmers' selection of crop varieties and how they grow them in each microclimate will be radically reworked by declining chill hours, extreme summer temperatures, the changed frequency of tropical storms, and extended droughts. Fresh water scarcity and increasing salinity will also change what food plants can be grown in many localities as well, not just in already arid areas, but along all coasts.
 

Nabhan's most recent book, Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land (Chelsea Green 2013), will be available for sale and signing following the talk.