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Botanists on the Brandywine (virtual)

September 28, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An intriguing conversation about the life and work of the remarkable number of pioneers in horticulture and botany associated with the Brandywine River and its environs. Presented by Susan Charkes, Associate Planner at Brandywine Conservancy, and Ron McColl, Special Collections Librarian/Curator of the Darlington Herbarium at West Chester University, this virtual discussion highlights a variety of local figures, including Humphry Marshall (owner of Chester County’s first greenhouse), William Darlington (author of Chester County’s first flora survey), Hannah Freeman (locally known as “Indian Hannah,” who preserved Lenape farming traditions), Josiah Hoopes (founder of a nationwide tree nursery) and Joseph Trimble Rothrock (Pennsylvania’s first forestry commissioner).

This presentation IS PRE-RECORDED and will NOT feature a traditional Q&A section at the end.

Pay as you wish!

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September 28, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm