NEW DATE - Orchids and the Botany of Freedom – Lecture & Book Signing by Author Erica Hannickel
Wed May 31 2023 at 06:30 pm to 07:30 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden | San Antonio, TX
AdvertisementWednesday, May 31 | 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Reception at 6 p.m., Lecture at 6:30 p.m.
Orchid discovery and appreciation have long carried reputations of being only for Western elites. The deeper story of orchids, however, includes brilliant enslaved horticulturists, Charles Darwin’s effort to help the U.S. abolitionist cause with his “little book on orchids,” African Americans’ love of the flowers through the twentieth century, the expertise of Malagasy vanilla growers in stabilizing local economies through the global vanilla industry, and more tales of people who have utilized orchids for social justice, rather than personal gain.
Wine will be available prior to the lecture!
Speaker: Erica Hannickel
Fee: Free. Reservations and walk-ins welcome.
Location: The Betty Kelso Center
Where is it happening?San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Pl,San Antonio,TX,United States
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