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2021 Lecture Series: The 21st Century Botanic Garden
Mar 17 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$5 – $15
Dr. Ari Novy became interested in plants when he volunteered as a gardener at an Italian villa. When he returned to the US, he was determined to learn everything about plants and flowers, and ultimately received a Ph.D. in plant science at Rutgers University. Today, he is an award-winning, nationally recognized plant biologist and researcher and President and CEO of the San Diego Botanic Garden. “Plants and flowers elicit a visceral response,” says Novy. “They are familiar yet exotic, rarified yet common…They are also complex biological machines, providing a window into so many critical aspects of the human experience, from the highly emotional to deeply scientific.” Dr. Novy’s primary goal is to inspire people to connect with plants and nature.$5 members/$15 non-members.
Our thanks to Wells Medina Nursery for sponsoring this lecture.