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Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land by Gary Paul Nabhan

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 peoples around the world and is also one of the founders of ‘Native Seed Search’ an organization that saves, shares and sells heirloom and ‘landrace’ seeds adapted to dry climates. His books offer a tour of specific regions through ethnobotanist eyes with a knack for Read more

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More on water and the drought

When it rains here on the central coast of California (not nearly enough of late) the water that splashes down on our rooftops runs through the gutters, then the downspouts and (if you live in the city) usually down a storm drain system and out to the ocean.Ever wonder how much water that is? I did when after just one downpour I collected enough water from an eight-foot length of gutter on my shop roof to overflow a fifty-gallon barrel in less than 1 hour!With a little research, I found that as a rule of thumb, for every 1,000 sq

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