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Alston Lecture – The Southeast’s Paradoxical Palm: Sabal palmetto

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October 17, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

Alston Lecture – The Southeast’s Paradoxical Palm: Sabal palmetto


October 17, 2022
7:00 pm
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Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
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Join natural historian and author, Jono Miller, for a wide-ranging introduction to this common palm that can live for centuries, survive fire, flood and freeze, and which played a role in our fight for independence. Once viewed as a potential building material for low-cost housing, cabbage palms (or palmettos) are the state tree of both of Georgia’s coastal neighbors and a distinctive feature of Georgia’s coast. If you’re curious about the natural and cultural history of the southeastern coasts, you won’t want to miss this illustrated talk.

A book signing will follow the lecture.

Please note that the Garden will be closed during the day on Monday, and will open at 6 p.m. for guests attending the lecture.

The Philip and Elkin Alston Lecture Series is made possible by the generous support of the Charles Loridans Foundation.

When: Monday, October 17, 7 p.m.

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