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Local Food: Past, Present, and What's Next

217 Golf Course Rd.
Middlebury, VT

Middlebury College hosts Gary Paul Nabhan and Bill McKibben for a public conversation regarding the state of the local food movement--and where we go from here. Free and open to the public, to be held in the Kirk Alumni Center.

Ethnobotanist and MacArthur “genius grant” winner Nabhan is a leading voice in the local food movement and a tireless advocate of cultural and ecological diversity in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. A grassroots conservationist and the author of twenty-four books, Nabhan has performed pioneering research in heirloom seed saving and has been instrumental in the creation of a more “just, nutritious, sustainable and climate-resilient foodshed” in the desert Southwest.   

Bill McKibben is a world-renowned author, educator, environmentalist, co-founder of, and serves as 
Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury.

The Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest is honored to welcome Nabhan to campus as the 2014 Environmental Writer-in-Residence, where he will add his learned voice to the on-campus conversation around food studies at Middlebury.

Cosponsored by Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest, Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College Organic Farm, Office of Academic Affairs, Program in Environmental Studies, and Department of Biology