Professor of the University of Palermo
Giuseppe Barbera is a full professor of Tree Crops at the University of Palermo. It deals with trees, agricultural and agroforestry systems and Mediterranean landscapes. Among his books: Tuttifrutti, Viaggio tra gli alberi mediterranei tra scienza e letteratura, Mondadori, Milano, 2007; Abbracciare gli alberi. Mille buone ragioni per piantarli e difenderli, Mondadori; Strade Blu, Milano, 2009; Conca d’oro, Sellerio Editore, Palermo, 2012; I Paesaggi Agrari Tradizionali, Franco Angeli, Roma, 2014; Breve storia degli alberi da lettura, Henry Beyle, Milano, 2015; Pantelleria, Rizzoli, Milano, 2016. Award of Giardini Hanbury, Grinzane Cavour 2007.
For the FAI association he took care of the restoration of the Kolymbetra botanical park in the Valley of the Temples and of the Donnafugata garden on Pantelleria island. Honorary Member of AIAAP, Italian Landscape Architecture Association; member of the Scientific Council of the “National Observatory of Rural Landscape” (Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies) and of the Benetton Foundation for Studies and Research. He is also a member of the National Scientific Committee of Legambiente.