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Giuseppe Barbera

Giuseppe Barbera Giuseppe Barbera is professor ofArboreal Cultivation at Palermo University. His field of interest is trees, productionsystems and traditional country landscapes of the Mediterranean. He has carriedout research on capers, lemons, almonds and prickly pears, agroecology, therural landscapes of  Pantelleria, theConca d’oro, Etna and the Valle dei Templi. He also studies Sicilian Islamicgardens. His books include: L’Orto di Pomona (L’Epos, 2000); Ficodindia (with Paolo Inglese, L’Epos, 2001); Der Sizilianische Garten in Sanssouci, un giardino siciliano in Germania (with Michele Buffa; Eidos, 2003), Tuttifrutti (Mondadori, 2007), which wonthe Giardini Hanbury- Grinzane Cavour award. He started the “Living Museum ofthe Almond” in the valley of the temples at Agrigento and for the Italianenvironment foundation FAI he directed the restoration of the Kolymbetra garden.
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