Chasing Plants – Chris Thorogood
The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Interview Series
Welcome to The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates, Art of Living interview series on radio and podcast. I’m Paul Vogelzang, and as part of our Smithsonian Associates, Art Of Living interview series, we have an amazing interview with Smithsonian Associate Chris Thorogood, author of the excellent new book Chasing Plants, Journeys with a Botanist through Rainforests, Swamps, and Mountains. Our guest today, Smithsonian Associate Chris Thorogood, will be appearing at Smithsonian Associates coming up, so check out our website for more details about Smithsonian Associate Chris Thorogood presentation titled, Chasing Plants.
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Our guest today, Smithsonian Associate Chris Thorogood, is deputy director and head of science at the University of Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum, and Chris is an acclaimed illustrator, beautifully capturing plants from around the world in his new book, Chasing Plants: Journeys with a Botanist through Rainforests, Swamps, and Mountains. Chris Thorogood is a field botanist. Christ Thorogood will be appearing at Smithsonian Associates, Live from the UK, and coming up, so please check out our website for more details about Chris Thorogood’s Smithsonian Associates presentation titled Chasing Plants.
As a field botanist, Chris Thorogood lives a life of adventures across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Chris Thorogood has clambered over cliffs and up erupting volcanoes and trekked through typhoons. Along the way, he’s encountered pitcher plants, irises, and orchids of unimaginable beauty.
Smithsonian Associate Chris Thorogood joins us today to tell us all about his travels discovering rare plants and his vivid paintings, and he’ll share details of hair-raising excursions and explains the vital work he and other botanists are doing to protect the world’s plants.
Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associate Chris Thorogood.
My thanks to Smithsonian Associate Chris Thorogood for his time today. Christ Thorogood will be appearing at Smithsonian Associates, Live from the UK, and coming up, so please check out our website for more details about Chris Thorogood’s Smithsonian Associates presentation titled Chasing Plants. Please check out Chris’ new book, beautifully illustrated by Chris, titled: his new book, Chasing Plants: Journeys with a Botanist through Rainforests, Swamps, and Mountains. My thanks, always, to the Smithsonian team for all they do to support the show. My thanks to you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show audience on radio and podcast. Please be well, be safe and let’s talk about better: The Not Old Better Show. Remember, just Google Not Old Better for everything you need to know about us. Thanks, everybody, and we’ll see you next week.
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