Annual Jenny Elder Fitch Memorial Lecture: Moveable Gardens and Commensal Tables: Rooting in an Age of Displacement

University of Arizona Press author Virginia D. Nazarea will speak at the Annual Jenny Elder Memorial Lecture at the North Carolina Botanical Garden. Nazarea is co-author of Moveable Gardens: Itineraries and Sanctuaries of Memory.

When: Sunday, November 6, 2022, 5:30-6:30 p.m. EST

Event is hybrid with a virtual option. A limited number of seats is available in the Reeves Auditorium. A book signing and light reception will follow the lecture. For the virtual option, a Zoom link will be emailed to all registrants.

On the lecture, Moveable Gardens and Commensal Tables: Rooting in an Age of Displacement:

Humans have been moving with plants as their traveling companions since the beginning of time. Currently, in a period of impactful and reinforcing industrialization, globalization, and strife known as the Anthropocene, this movement has dramatically escalated in tempo and scale. In this presentation, I will address how remembrance embedded in seeds counters destruction of homelands, fragmentation of habitats, and cultural alienation, and how sanctuary is sought in gardening, cooking, and community building.

Registration ends Nov. 6, 1 p.m., and is required. To register, go here.

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