[Sca-cooks] Botany of Desire on PBS

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Tue Oct 6 09:04:48 PDT 2009

I caught the previews the other night. PBS will broadcast The Botany  
of Desire October 28th at 8pm. The program will also be screened at  
the Asia Society in New York on October 2nd at 6:30. To watch a  
preview of the program,
The show brings Michael Pollan's best-selling book to PBS, showing how  
human desires are an essential, intricate part of natural history.
The program will explore the natural history of four plants – the  
apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato – and the corresponding  
human desires– sweetness, beauty, intoxication and controlling nature  
– that link their destinies to our own.

This two-hour documentary begins in Michael Pollan’s garden, and roams  
the world, from the potato fields of Idaho and Peru to the apple  
orchards of New England, from a medical marijuana hot house to the  
tulip markets of Amsterdam.



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