FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RENOWNED AUTHOR & GUEST SPEAKER KAREN TRIPSON
COMING TO MCKEE BOTANICAL GARDEN
VERO BEACH, FL – March 13, 2023 – McKee Botanical Garden is pleased to announce that renowned author Karen Tripson will be at McKee Botanical Garden to give a presentation and review of The Food Explorer: True Adventures of the Globe Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What Americans Eat written by Daniel Stone on Saturday, April 1, 2023, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm. The cost to attend is $12 for McKee members and $15 for non-members.
This is the story of David Fairchild, a young botanist who, at the end of the 19th century, set out in search of foods that would enable the American farmer and enchant the American eater. With a lust to explore and experience the world, Fairchild is credited with helping America develop the most diverse food system ever. David Fairchild’s most well-known accomplishment today is the Fairchild Gardens in Coconut Grove, Florida, designed by William Lyman Phillips, who also designed the original McKee Jungle Gardens. Author Daniel Stone is a staff writer for National Geographic.
Karen Tripson has had a long career as a writer in several industries. This means she has had a lot of jobs: full-time, part-time, freelance, day jobs and night jobs. Her longest-term gig is her blog Cooking and Reading Everyday where you can learn about the books she loves and the best dinner parties. About ten years ago Karen promoted herself to novelist–the greatest job she has ever had. So far, she has written three novels and is working on a fourth. Her characters cook, taste wine, travel the world and fall in love later in life.
McKee Botanical Garden is located at 350 US Highway 1, Vero Beach. For more information, call 772.794.0601 or visit www.mckeegarden.org.
About McKee Botanical Garden
McKee Botanical Garden is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to nurture and enhance a historic garden in a unique tropical setting for the education, enjoyment, and enrichment of all.