The Botany of Desire

The Botany of Desire

Sat, 09/01/2012 - 10:00pm

Pictured: Parrot Tulip in Keukenhoff Gardens, Netherlands.

Credit: Ruth Dundas

Explore the human relationship with plants, from the plant's point of view.

Flowers. Trees. Plants. We’ve always thought that we controlled them. But what if, in fact, they have been shaping us? Using this provocative question as a jumping off point, The Botany of Desire takes viewers on an eye-opening exploration of the human relationship with the plant world — seen from the plant’s point of view. Based on Michael Pollan’s best-selling book of the same name and narrated by Frances McDormand, The Botany of Desire airs Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 10 p.m. on WXXI World (DT21.2/cable524).

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