Recent Entries

State of Southwestern Foodsheds

State of Southwestern Foodsheds

A Special Publication of Sabores Sin Fronteras of the Southwest Center with Edible Communities Edited by: Gary Paul Nabhan and Regina Fitzsimmons While this publication began as an imaginative exercise to chart the successes and joys of sustainable food, farming and ranching initiatives in the Southwest that began over the last decade, it now appears […]

Chasing Chiles - Hot Spots Along the Pepper Trail

Chasing Chiles – Hot Spots Along the Pepper Trail

Chasing Chiles looks at both the future of place-based foods and the effects of climate change on agriculture through the lens of the chile pepper—from the farmers who cultivate this iconic crop to the cuisines and cultural traditions in which peppers play a huge role. Why chile peppers? Both a spice and a vegetable, chile […]

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Fruit trees re-create Tucson's birthplace

Fruit trees re-create Tucson’s birthplace

Tom Beal Arizona Daily Star The trees came from Spain, Morocco and the Canary Islands, surviving months of sea and overland travel to find homes in the infrequent oases of New Spain. They were planted wherever the presence of water allowed establishment of missions and presidios. They were planted by Jesuit missionaries at Tucson’s birthplace […]

Our Farm

Our Farm

Come on Down to the Farm Gary Nabhan and his wife Laurie Monti have recently purchased a five and a half acre farmstead above the Native Seeds/SEARCH growout farm, where they are demonstrating how desert-adapted agro-biodiversity can be integrated into water-conserving farming systems for climate-friendly food production. Their farmstead is named Almuniya de los Zopilotes—Private […]

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