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IHS visits LHBC

60 Ithaca High School students visited the Conservatory March 10, where research support specialist Ed Cobb and SIPS assistant director Magdalen Lindeberg (disguised as Marie Antoinette) helped them make connections between plants and the French Revolution.

Marie Antoinette played a big role in popularizing potatoes in France, and even favored their flowers.

Marie Antoinette played a big role in popularizing potatoes in France, and even favored their flowers.

Cobb explains how the  L′Orangerie du Château de Versailles made it possible for French nobility to enjoy citrus fruits far outside the plants' native range.

Cobb explains how the L′Orangerie du Château de Versailles made it possible for French nobility to enjoy citrus fruits far outside the plants’ native range.

After the history lesson, IHS students explored the rest of the Liberty Hyde Bailey Conservatory collection.

After the history lesson, IHS students explored the rest of the Liberty Hyde Bailey Conservatory collection.

Cobb and Lindeberg

Cobb and Lindeberg with potato flowers

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