David Fairchild, K-State alumnus and Manhattan native, was a late 19th-century food explorer who traveled the globe and introduced avocados, mangoes, seedless grapes, and thousands more foods to the American plate. Can you imagine life without these diverse crops? Author Daniel Stone will discuss learning and telling the story of David Fairchild, and how his efforts influence us today.
Daniel Stone is a writer on environmental science, agriculture, and botany in Washington D.C. He writes for National Geographic and teaches environmental policy at Johns Hopkins University.
This is a FREE event held at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. Seating available on a first come, first served basis.