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Cornell Plantations lecture series kicks off August 28

Cornell Plantations lecture seriesFrom Sonja Skelly, Director of Education, Cornell Plantations: sms92@cornell.edu

Our annual Fall Lecture Series begins on Wednesday, August 28 and will run every other Wednesday until November 6, 2013. Cornell University English Professor Thomas Hill kicks off the series with a lecture entitled Pagan and Christian Trees: From Ambrose to “Juniper Tree.”  Professor Hill’s lecture will focus on the importance of trees in Christian thought and will be a literary history of some spiritual, cosmological and real trees in the literature of medieval and early modern Europe. This lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Call Alumni Auditorium in Kennedy Hall and will be followed by a garden party in the botanical gardens of Cornell Plantations. All remaining lectures will take place in Statler Hall Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

Cornell students can enroll in the Lecture Series for one-credit, pass/fail: HORT 4800.

Also featured in this fall’s series:

  • New and Trendy Plants for Today’s Gardens, Bill Hendricks, President Klyn Nurseries
  • Conserving Species in a Changing World, Peter H. Raven, President Emeritus, Missouri Botanical Garden
  • My Weedless Garden, Lee Reich, Ph.D. Author
  • Nature Wars: the Incredible Story of How Wildlife Comebacks Turned Backyards into Battlegrounds, Jim Sterba, Journalist & Author
  • The Search for Botanical Gold, Manuel Aregullin, Senior Research Associate, Departments of Plant Biology & Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University

More information at the Cornell Plantations website.

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