Bulb Show Opening Lecture 2018

Date: 
Friday, March 2, 2018
Location: 
Campus Center Carroll Room

Stories About Seeds

Presented by Tim Johnson, Director of the Botanic Garden of Smith College,  and former Head of Preservation at Seed Savers Exchange.
7:30 pm, Campus Center Carroll Room

Join us for a journey through time as we explore the evolution of seeds and the emergence of the angiosperm (“vessel seeded”) plant lineage. These flowering plants arose some 125 million years ago. Learn about how the humble skill of seed saving changed the course of human history and about the current work being done to preserve both biodiversity and cultural identities in seed banks.

Followed by a reception at the Lyman Plant House and a preview of the Bulb Show in the illuminated Lyman Conservatory.

 

Botanic Garden Director Tim Johnson