How do I get paid? Learn about our new Secured Funds Program!
  View site in English, Español, or Français
The fair-trade ticketing company.
Sign Me Up!  |  Log In
Find An Event Create Your Event Help
Wide Angle Lunches: John Rashford
Charleston Library Society
Charleston, SC
Share this event:
Get Tickets
There are no active dates for this event.


Wide Angle Lunches: John Rashford
John Rashford
People and Plants: The African Baobab Tree in the Americas

The Baobab was made famous in the West by Saint-Exupery's "Little Prince," whose planet was too tiny to support the tree's enormous trunks.

Long regarded as a mystical provider in African communities, the fruit, leaves and seeds of this giant are now being eyed by producers as the world's newest superfood. But Africa's most famous tree was actually introduced to this side of the Atlantic some three hundred years ago.

Ethnobotanist and College of Charleston anthropology Professor John Rashford will review the introduction, distribution and uses of the species in the Americas in the post-Columbian period, and in particular, the reasons people have given for planting the tree.

Professor Rashford hails originally from Jamaica. With a B.A, from Friends World College, an M.A and Ph.D. from The Graduate School, City University of New York, he has traveled the world investigating "Plants and landscapes, plants and religion, plants and medicine, plants and poisons, plants and material culture such as home-building," but he continues to find material to inspire him around the College of Charleston campus, where he has been a much-loved professor since 1982.


Charleston Library Society (View)
164 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401
United States



Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!


Contact us
1-800-838-3006 (Temporarily Unavailable)
Ticket Buyers
Track Your Order
Browse Events
Event Producers
Create an Event
Buy Pre-Printed Tickets
The Venue List
Find out about local events
Get daily or weekly email notifications of new and discounted events in your neighborhood.
Sign up for local events
Connect with us
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Instagram
Watch us on YouTube
Get to know us
Use of this service is subject to the Terms of Usage, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy of Brown Paper Tickets. All rights reserved. © 2000-2022 Mobile EN ES FR