Michael Pollan promises a plant’s perspective of the world in The Botany of Desire and delivers a book about human nature. Inverting the natural tendency to believe that people are somehow outside of nature, he asserts that plants manipulate our desires to help them survive and proliferate – that we are, in essence, rendered “human bumblebees.” Leaping across many genres, the result is a joyful, informative, and fascinating book.
Selected chapters will be shown to allow time for discussion.
Panel following the movie:
Mark Bowen, Executive Director, Urban Harvest
Sharon Siehl, Co-Chair, Houston Food Policy Workgroup
Charles Wemple, Economic Development Program Manager, Houston - Galveston Area Council
moderated by Jay Blazek Crossley, Houston Tomorrow
* Michael Pollan will be in Houston on October 27th at the Progressive Forum to discuss modern-day eating in America.
6:30 Meet and Greet
7:00 Botany of Desire
8:00 Panel Discussion
Light dinner kindly donated by Dr. Pat Speck and Dry Bones Cafe.
A $5 donation is suggested and greatly appreciated.
October 11, 2011
6:30PM for 2.5 hrs
Rice Universtiy Media Center, 2030 University, Houston, TX