Disturbed Earth, A Natural History of the Potters Field

Thursday February 20

6:30 PM  –  8:00 PM

 

Disturbed Earth, A Natural History of the Potters Field

Lecture program led by: JoeAnn Hart

JoeAnn Hart is the author of Stamford ’76: A True Story of Murder, Corruption, Race, and Feminism in the 1970s, a crime memoir that weaves together the personal and public threads of a friend’s 1976 bow-and-arrow death. 

 

The Potter’s Field at the Bartlett Arboretum was used by the city of Stamford to bury its poor or unclaimed dead for 100 years, before going into a long state of neglect when it closed in 1970. JoeAnn Hart, garden writer and author of Stamford ’76, A True Story of Murder, Corruption, Race, and Feminism in the 1970s, will give a talk on the natural history of the land. With an anthro-botanical perspective, she will discuss the interaction of humans and the field over time, from the plant species that might have existed in its wooded and pastured days, to the opportunistic flora that would have thrived during a century of constantly disturbed earth. 

Please contact the education department with questions.

Bartlett Arboretum Education Department: 203-883-4035 

Location: Meet and sign-in at the Silver Educational Center.

Cost: $20 to attend. Members can take advantage of a $10 discount at check-out!

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