Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land
: Lessons from Desert Farmers on Adapting to Climate Uncertainty by Gary Paul Nabhan

I have long enjoyed reading books by Gary Paul Nabhan. A nature writer, farming activist, and promoter of environmental and cultural diversity, Nabhan has lived on his small farm in Patagonia, Arizona, and worked and studied throughout the Sonora desert for more than 30 years. He has researched the plants and farming techniques of indigenous…

Some thoughts on climate change and bees

There can be no overstating the importance of bees both domesticated and wild, for the purpose of pollinating food crops. They are indeed some of Nature’s miracle workers’.(It takes a combined average of about 55,000 ‘Bee miles’ to produce 1 lb of honey!)Bees however are being impacted by neonicotinoids and other man-made chemicals that are…