North Carolina Botanical Garden

Event

Annual Jenny Elder Fitch Memorial Lecture:

Moveable Gardens and Commensal Tables: Rooting in an Age of Displacement

with Virginia D. Nazarea, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of Georgia

The registration period has closed for this event.

Sunday, November 6, 2022

5:30 PM-6:30 PM, followed by a light reception and book-signing

 

Location: Hybrid - Virtual and In-person attendance options (see below for more information)

Free; preregistration required
 

This program will be delivered in a hybrid format.

 

In-person option: Seats are available in the Reeves Auditorium. Please register all members of your party separately to ensure we have enough seats. A book signing and light reception will follow the lecture. 

 

Virtual option: We will stream the lecture live via Zoom Webinar. Links for accessing the program will be emailed to registered participants in advance of the program.

 

 


 

Humans have been moving with plants as their traveling companions since the beginning of time. Currently, in a period of impactful and reinforcing industrialization, globalization, and strife known as the Anthropocene, this movement has dramatically escalated in tempo and scale. In this presentation, I will address how remembrance embedded in seeds counters destruction of homelands, fragmentation of habitats, and cultural alienation, and how sanctuary is sought in gardening, cooking, and community building.

 

 

 


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Registration ends: 11/6/2022 5:00 PM


About the Speaker

Dr. Virginia D. Nazarea is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Georgia where she established the Ethnoecology/Biodiversity Lab. Before coming to Georgia, she was in the faculty of the Board of Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, and the College of Human Ecology, University of the Philippines in Los Baños, Laguna. She is author or editor of several books, including Cultural Memory and Biodiversity; Ethnoecology: Situated Knowledge/Located Lives; Heirloom Seeds and Their Keepers: Marginality and Memory in the Conservation of Biological Diversity; Seeds of Resistance/Seeds of Hope: Place and Agency in the Conservation of Biodiversity; and Moveable Gardens: Itineraries and Sanctuaries of Memory. She serves as series editor for the “biodiversity in small spaces” series with the University of Arizona. She resides in Athens, Georgia amidst old growth and new tangles. 

 

 



About the Annual Jenny Elder Fitch Memorial Lecture

Named in memory of Jenny Fitch, local plant enthusiast and passionate gardener, the Jenny Elder Fitch Memorial Lecture takes place each fall. Mrs. Fitch passed away in 1995. The endowment for the lecture series was graciously donated by her husband, R.B. Fitch, in 1997 after friends and family sent scores of memorial gifts to the Garden. We have been able to bring a renowned gardener or horticulturist to Chapel Hill each year since 1999 to present the Jenny Fitch lecture.


Location

This program will be delivered in a hybrid format.

In-person option: A limited number of seats will be available in the Reeves Auditorium. Please register all members of your party separately to ensure we have enough seats. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture.

Virtual option: We will stream the lecture live via Zoom Webinar. Links for accessing the program will be emailed to registered participants in advance of the program.


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A Glimpse Inside Moveable Gardens

Photograph by Taylor Hosmer.