[Sca-cooks] Botany of Desire on PBS
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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