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Monday, March 24, 2014

BOOK LAUNCH: Harvest: Field Notes from a Far-Flung Pursuit of Real Food

BOOK LAUNCH: Harvest: Field Notes from a Far-Flung Pursuit of Real Food
Monday, March 24, 2014
Time: Noon–1:00 PM
Place: Lecture Hall, Free

Join acclaimed writer Max Watman for a talk on his latest memoir. After a harrowing experience with a pink-slime burger, Watman resolves to stock his pantry with real food. Invigorated by memories of his childhood in rural Virginia with foodie parents, he hunts, fishes, gardens, bakes, makes cheese, raises livestock, butchers, preserves, and pickles. All does not go as planned. A book signing follows the talk.


Flora of Virginia

Flora of Virginia
Monday, March 17, 2014 — Saturday, September 13, 2014
Place: Exhibition Hall, Free

Discover the power of the flower. Delve into Virginia's natural environment through Flora of Virginia, an exhibition featuring hundreds of colorful illustrations from the Library of Virginia's collections. Learn fun facts about Virginia's native plants. Examine the history of botanical description and illustration. Explore the personalities behind the folks who collected and described these plants. Try your hand at sketching a specimen at the drawing station. Check our Web calendar for information about exhibition-related events.