May 6, 2021 A Farmer Chef’s New Perspectives on Vegetables, Jean Senebier, Alexander von Humboldt, Gardener Philosophers, Eating from the Ground Up by Alana Chernila, and the 1917 Raisin Day Parade

20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the botanist who discovered the function of leaves. We’ll also learn about a visionary German naturalist and polymath who recognized the power and complexity of nature as he explored Central and South America. We hear an excerpt about the power of gardening to turn a gardener into a philosopher. We Grow That…

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Celebrating Lorraine Collett: the Face of the Sun-Maid Raisin Company

Lorraine Collett Portrait

“That afternoon, Lorraine had swapped out her blue bonnet for her mother’s red one. The combination of her silky black curls and the red bonnet in the sunshine apparently made an arresting sight.” December 9, 1892 On this day, American model Lorraine Collett was born in Kansas City, Missouri. At the age of 23, Lorraine…

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