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Annual Jenny Elder Fitch Memorial Lecture: Seeing Seeds: A Journey into the World of Seedheads, Pods and Fruit
with Teri Dunn Chace, Author

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Date: Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM


Join us for this engrossing, narrated hour-long talk based on her award-winning Timber Press title of the same name. “Every seed tells a story.” Though small and often not noticed or examined carefully, seeds are simply amazing—what they look like, what they do, how they do it, as they work towards their astounding goal of self-replication. Teri’s tour finds strangeness and fascination in the seeds of plants as familiar as oaks and dandelions, and as curious as figs and hellebores. View the gorgeous photographs by Robert Llewellyn (she will explain his “image-stacking” technique).

A reception and book signing will follow.

Free; preregistration required.


About the presenter:

Teri Dunn Chace is a writer and editor with more than 35 titles in publication, including Seeing Seeds (winner of a 2016 American Horticultural Society Book award), Seeing Flowers, How to Eradicate Invasive Plants, and The Anxious Gardener’s Book of Answers. She has also written and edited extensively for Horticulture, North American Gardener, Backyard Living, and Birds & Blooms. Raised in California and educated at Bard College in New York, Chace has gardened in a variety of climate zones and soil types, from inner city Portland, Oregon, to coastal Massachusetts. She currently resides in Little Falls, a small village in the heart of central New York’s farm country; she and her husband also have a second home on the Bay of Fundy in Freeport, Nova Scotia. 


Registration open through 11/4/2017 11:59 PM EST



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