SWG Events
SWG Chicago Group: (Updated) How Corn Changed Itself and then Changed Everything Else!
Presented by Cynthia Clampitt
Saturday February 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am
(Central Time (US & Canada), Mexico City)
Columbia Yacht Club, Chicago
10:45 a.m. Arrival, Socializing 11:00 a.m. SWG Updates 11:30 a.m. Program Presentation 12:30 p.m. Lunch and Socializing Lunch: Order from menu Cost: $20 each (to cover your lunch, tax gratuity, speaker’s lunch) - Please bring cash. About 10,000 years ago, a weedy grass growing in Mexico was transformed into a larger and more useful grass—the cereal grass that we would come to know as maize and then corn. This grain would in time span the globe, with mixed results, but for newcomers in North America, it expanded its influence from rescuing a few early settlers to creating the Midwest. Today, it is more important than ever. As Margaret Visser noted in her classic work Much Depends on Dinner, “Without corn, North America —and most particularly modern, technological North America—is inconceivable.” Come learn how and why corn transformed the Heartland and helped create today’s world. Guests welcome, but we do have limited space. Please respond to by Thursday, February 15th Judy Bock judyil(at)aol(dot)com
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