Plants Go to War: A Botanical History of World War II


Thursday, October 10, 2019, 6:30pm to 8:00pm


Hunnewell Building
As the first botanical history of World War II, Plants Go to War examines military history from the perspective of plant science. From victory gardens to drugs, timber, rubber, and fibers, plants supplied materials with key roles in victory. Author and botanist Judith Sumner will speak of the many plants that were incorporated into wartime safety materials, diet and rations, and even bombers. 

Fee Free, but registration requested

Register at or call 617-384-5277.