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Posted - 03/05/2011
Gary Nabhan of Taco Diplomacy – 2010 Convening Interview
Gary Nabhan

Gary Nabhan of Taco Diplomacy spoke candidly with us about the impact of the 2010 Convening on his work.

“What surprised me is how sophisticated the integration of art and science & public participation are in a lot of the projects here.


“I feel inspired to break out of the boxes that confine us even further to mix it up more than we have, and to communicate to people what’s at stake with climate change and inaction.

“The kind of inspiration that we got the last few days makes me want to get back into my community and interact with a wider range of people to communicate deeper about the cultural and ecological risks of being on the path that we are on today.”


Gary Paul Nabhan is a Co-Founder of Taco Diplomacy, a project of Sabores Sin Fronteras which was a 2009 Invoking the Pause Grant Partner. He is an internationally-celebrated nature writer, seed saver, conservation biologist and sustainable agriculture activist who has been called “the father of the local food movement” by Mother Earth News. He works as most of the year as a research scientist at the Southwest Center of the University of Arizona, and the rest as co-founder-facilitator of several food and farming alliances, including Renewing America’s Food Traditions and Flavors Without Borders.