In her New York Times bestseller Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities, Amy Stewart takes on Mother Nature's most appalling creations. It's an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend. Drawing on history, medicine, science, and legend, Stewart presents tales of bloodcurdling botany that will entertain, alarm, and enlighten even the most intrepid gardeners and nature lovers.
Find out which plant killed Abraham Lincoln's mother, which shrub ignited a global war, and what plant has killed 90 million people. From strychnine to castor bean, from poison sumac to monkshood, from carnivorous plants to weeds that spontaneously combust, Stewart introduces an unforgettable cast of characters and tells their tales with her own wicked sense of humor.
Stewart’s talk is accompanied by dazzling photographs, historical images, copper engravings, and other visuals as illustrations.
Join us for this informative and lively event, March 30, 2017, at the Hart-Morris Conservation Center,
5601 CR 4812 (also signed Peninsula Point Road), Athens, Texas 75752
Doors open at 5:30pm
Program begins 6:00pm
Tickets are $25.00 per person and include dinner.
Seating is limited. Advance purchase of tickets is encouraged.
Tickets may be purchased from any Henderson County Master Gardener, by calling 903-675-6130 or emailing HendersonCMGA@gmail.com.
Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM
5601 CR 4812
(also signed Peninsula Point Road)
Athens, TX, 75752
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