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Annual Jenny Elder Fitch Memorial Lecture: Moveable Gardens and Commensal Tables: Rooting in an Age of Displacement
November 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
With Virginia D. Nazarea, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of Georgia
Date: Sunday, November 6
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Hybrid – Reeves Auditorium and Zoom webinar
Fee: Free; pre-registration required
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.