The Great Exchange: Origins and Odysseys of Our Favorite Foods


When Columbus made landfall in 1492, it was as if two worlds collided and the seams of the ancient supercontinent of Pangea were to be re-knit biologically by maritime commerce that would change the world forever. Join Dr. John Freedman in this three-week class for a colorful and fascinating interdisciplinary look at the origins and odysseys of foods of the world, from pineapple, peppers, peanuts, tomatoes, potatoes (a real game changer) to sugar (a bittersweet story), coffee, chocolate, and much more.

Dates:            Wednesdays, July 7 – July 21, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where:           Berger Center
Instructor:      Dr. John Freedman

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Lifelong Learning will be following all state and county COVID guidelines.