Horticulturist Jules Janick to speak at Tulsa Garden Center on Saturday
BY BRAVETTA HASSELL World Scene Writer
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
2/20/13 at 6:53 AM
In conjunction with the Oklahoma Horticulture Society's annual meeting, well-known horticulturist Jules Janick will present a lecture at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria Ave.
Janick, a James Troop Distinguished Professor of Horticulture and director of the Center for New Crops and Plant Products at Purdue University, will speak about "Art as a Source of Information on Horticultural Technology."
According to Janick, "advances in horticulture throughout the centuries represent some of the greatest human accomplishments for betterment of humankind." And works of art have long offered a window into horticultural technology and science over time, providing information on such subjects as the history of technology, lost traits, crop evolution and crop disposal. Ancient mosaics, sculpture, renaissance paintings and other historical artwork are among the sources documenting the technology.
Janick will also speak in Oklahoma City at 2 p.m. Sunday about "Cupid and Psyche: Fables and Festoons" at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden's Education Building.
A bus running from Oklahoma City to the Tulsa lecture is planned. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 405-771-3665 or 405-990-6069.
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