All Students, Staff and Faculty are cordially invited to a Science Seminar
Friday, November 21, 2014, 12-1 p.m. CE Theater, Annandale Campus, NOVA
Title: “Who Loves You Baby? A Brief Look at Plant-Human Relationships.”
By: Prof. Lisa Williams, Biology Faculty, Northern Virginia Community College
11:30 – 11:55 a.m. Light Refreshments and “Meet & Greet the Speaker” in the CE Lower Gallery
Domestication of plants for agriculture is hypothesized to have begun over 12,000 years ago. Prof. Williams’ presentation will focus on the long-term relationships that humans have had with plants. Williams will discuss the four plants Michael Pollan mentioned in his book, “The Botany of Desire”. Building on his plants-eye-view of the world, Williams will describe other plants, whose characteristics we also find especially attractive, those that have or represent beauty, control, intoxication, nourishment, and sweetness.
Presented by the Science Seminar Committee, Math, Science & Engineering Division, and the Lyceum, Annandale Campus, NOVA