|February 8, 2012 - Most people remember George Washington Carver for his innovative development of multiple uses for the humble peanut--an important and lasting contribution to the culinary options of America. But the peanut was truly just a small part of Carver's ground breaking contribution to the field of sustainable farming. In honor of Carver and in celebration of Black History Month, Elandria Williams, Education Team Member for Highlander Research and Education Center, will talk about My Work Is That of Conservation: An environmental biography of George Washington Carver by Mark D. Hersey, 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 15 at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street in this month's Brown Bag Green Book lunch and learn series, sponsored by the Knox County Public Library, East Tennessee Historical Society, and the City of Knoxville.
The public is invited to join the conversation and bring a lunch or pick up something from a downtown restaurant. Copies of the books are available at the Library if you'd like to read one before the program.
The series will continue on March 28, with Katie Ries, Marketing and Outreach Director for Three Rivers Market, talking about Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer.
On April 18, David Massey, Neighborhood Coordinator for the City of Knoxville, will discuss the book Bringing Buildings Back: From abandoned properties to community assets by Alan Mallach.
On May 16, Dr. Agricola Odoi, Associate Professor in UT's College of Veterinary Medicine will talk about Changing Planet, Changing Health: How the Climate Crisis Threatens Our Health and What We Can Do about It by Paul R. Epstein
For more information, please call Emily Ellis at 215-8723.