The Botanist Agnes Chase: “Grass is What Holds the Earth Together.”

Agnes Chase with specimens

“Grass is what holds the earth together. Grass made it possible for the human race to abandon his cave life and follow herds. Civilization was based on grass, everywhere in the world.” April 29, 1869 On this day, the botanist Agnes Chase, was born. Agnes was an agrostologist; a studier of grass. A self-taught botanist,…

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