Gary Paul Nabhan
Gary Nabhan founded RAFT and is the director of the Center for Sustainable Environments at Northern Arizona University. He is the author and editor of more than 20 books, including Why Some Like It Hot, Coming Home to Eat, and Gathering the Desert.
RAFT is a consortium of six non-profit sustainable agriculture, cultural conservation, and culinary organizations seeking to identify, document, celebrate, conserve, and restore to our tables the unique foods of North America and the folk traditions associated with them.
Ecotrust is a conservation organization committed to strengthening communities and the environment from Alaska to California. It works with native peoples and in the fisheries, forestry, and farming sectors to build a regional economy that is based on social and ecological opportunities.