A Teacher of Horticulture
While researching Louise Klein Miller, I ran across a delightful story about her time teaching horticulture:
"Louise had been telling a crowd of pupils about the different insects that attack plants and warned them especially against the malevolent San Jose scale. She suggested that they go to the school library and get a book about it and read of Its habits and the remedy for checking its career.
One young woman went to the librarian the next morning, and said she wanted something about the San Jose scale.
Without even looking up from her desk, the Librarian said, ‘Go to the music department.’”