Foodie Pharmacology Podcast

A Walk in the Garden of American Eden with Dr. Victoria Johnson

August 26, 2019

In the early days of the foundation of the American republic, a charismatic dreamer with a love for plants and medicine made his mark on the world by establishing the country’s first public botanical garden: the Elgin Botanic Garden once located where Rockerfeller Center in NYC stands today. He would go on to grow more than two thousand species on a 20 acre plot of land where he taught medical students about the healing virtues of plants and conducted pharmaceutical and crop research. Join me as I meet with author Victoria Johnson as we discuss American Eden, her award winning biography of the physician botanist, Dr. David Hosack.

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