Gary Paul Nabhan is an ecologist, ethnobotanist, and writer whose work has focused primarily on the plants and cultures of the desert Southwest. He served as Director of Science at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and co-founded Native Seeds/SEARCH. Nabhan is currently director of the Center for Sustainable Environments at Northern Arizona University. Among his books: Why Some Like It Hot: Food, Genes, and Cultural Diversity, Coming Home to Eat: The Pleasures and Politics of Local Foods, and Natural Beekeeping: Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture.
THE FRAGRANCE of the forest is unlike any I have ever known. The smell of ripening and rotting apples and pears fills my nostrils. At my feet, russet reds, blushing pinks, Continue reading
A CHUNK OF PALE, limey dolomite sits on my desk, a fragment of my ancestors’ homeland. Sometimes I fit it inside my fist, as a way to remind me of the Continue reading