Plants that Changed the Course of History

The interconnection of plants and human existence is monumental. Food, shelter, fuel, medicines, clothing, oxygen, carbon dioxide certainly, but have you considered the impact of plants on our daily lives? Carol focuses her talk on a subset of the 50 plants that are detailed in Bill Laws’ book, Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History.

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Carol Gravens

Carol Gravens retired from a professional career as a microbiologist and is an Advanced Level St. Louis Master Gardener. She became a Master Naturalist in 2007 and has an AAS in Horticulture from STLCC, Meramec.
Carol gives talks and teaches classes on orchids to various groups in the community and at Missouri Botanical Garden as part of the Master Gardener Speakers’ Bureau. She volunteers one day a week in the orchid greenhouses at the Garden and grows orchids in her home in Glendale, Missouri. She also is a Kemper Center Plant Doctor volunteer.
She loves everything about horticulture and has a passion for orchids.

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