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Book Club – November

A Garden of Marvels: How We Discovered that Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants by Ruth Kassinger

In her journey from brown thumb to green, Ruth Kassinger leads us through her process of building an at-home plant conservatory in order to understand the intricacies of plants and what make them tick: What do some plants thrive while others barely survive? What are the most common myths in the botany world? What makes it possible for a pumpkin to grow to the size of one ton? A photosynthesizing animal?! Join us as we uncover commonly misunderstood and bizarre, little-known facts in the plant world.

This Book Club meeting is accompanied by an interactive wine tour of the Conservatory’s biomes with a Conservatory horticulturist and will meet in the Grand Atrium in the main Conservatory building.