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Lunch and Learn: The Pecan
Thursday, February 17, 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Free, Donations welcome.
Clementine Hunter is one of the most important self-taught contemporary American artists of the 20th Century. Dive deeper into the content of her painting “Threshing Pecans” with botanist Dr. Kobinah Abdul-Salim. Join us for an exploration of the important history and cultural significance of the pecan — North America’s only native tree nut.
Dr. Abdul-Salim is a botanist with interests in the evolution of plants of the world’s tropical forests. He has conducted field research in Africa and Madagascar and worked as a fellow at both the New York Botanical Garden and Brooklyn Botanic Garden. He holds a PhD in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology from Harvard University, a Masters degree in Biology from University of Missouri-St. Louis, and a Bachelor’s degree from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. He has taught at Ohio State University and the City University of New York, and is currently President of Protologue, LLC, an educational media publishing and consulting firm based in Trenton, NJ.
The conservation of Threshing Pecans was supported by a grant from