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Nazareth College is hosting the Honors Program Distinguished Lecturer Series with Amy Stewart presenting Flower Confidential: Behind the Scenes & Around the World in the Global Flower Market on Thursday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the Arts Center, Studio Theatre A-14. The series is free and open to the public. Nazareth College is located at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, N.Y., 14618. For more information, contact Marjorie Roth, director of the Nazareth Honors Program at email@example.com .
In the global marketplace, can there be such a thing as a “socially responsible” flower? Please join the Honors Program in hosting author Amy Stewart as she describes her quest for the secrets of the global flower market. Stewart discovered a remarkable intersection of nature and technology, sentiment and commerce. She discusses the people, the corporations, and the technology dedicated to the pursuit of the perfect flower. You’ll never look at roses the same way again!
Prior to the Honors Program lecture, Stewart is presenting “The Earth Moved – The Surprising Secret Life of Worms” to Rochester city school teachers at School #9. The talk will be followed by a worm-bin making activity and discussion with area teachers on how they can take this information into the classroom. This is sponsored by the Nazareth College’s Teacher Leader Quality Partnerships Program and the Robert Noyce Scholar Program.
Stewart is an award-winning author of five books on the perils and pleasures of the natural world, including two New York Times bestsellers, Wicked Plants and Flower Confidential, and the upcoming Wicked Bugs (May 2011). Being a highly sought-after public speaker, her lectures are described as spirited by inspiring and entertaining audiences at college campuses such as Cornell University and the University of Minnesota; corporate offices, including Google's Mountainview campus; conferences and garden shows, as well as botanical gardens, bookstores, and garden clubs nationwide. Stewart is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, the American Horticulture Society's Book Award, and a California Horticultural Society Writer's Award.