The Tumamoc Resilience Garden at the base of Tumamoc Hill will be an inspirational setting where the community can have hands-on participation in how to live in the desert in a hotter and drier future. The backbone design allows passive rainwater harvesting to create an environment that supports a wide diversity of arid-adapted food species from the borderlands. The arid borderlands region is home to dozens of species that are the close relatives of many of the core crops species in use today around the world. These seeds represent millennia of adaptive knowledge from the plants and people of our region. The garden space will weave together time and approaches that demonstrate adaptive responses to an extreme environment, all in an inviting community space.
This lecture series will connect you to the concepts, people, and intentions of this new space in our community.
Erin Riordan, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Laboratory of Tree Ring Research, and Research Associate, Desert Laboratory and Southwest Center, University of Arizona.
Gary Paul Nabhan, OEF, PhD, W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Food and Water Security for the Borderlands, Southwest Center, University of Arizona.
Benjamin Wilder, PhD, Director, Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill, University of Arizona.
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