Gary Nabhan & Bill McKibben

Environmental Writers in Fireside Conversation

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

Monday, January 27
4:00 PM

Kirk Alumni Center
free and open to the public

Join Gary Nabhan (“Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land”) and
Bill McKibben (“Oil and Honey”) as they share readings from their latest books, reflect on the history of the local food movement, and envision the future of sustainable agriculture.

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




Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest

531 College Street
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753