"In the Beginning, all America was Virginia."
William Byrd II
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Van de Vyver Institute Diploma
"Freedom Riders" screens at VA Historical Society. Oliver Hill, Jr., to speak after the film ends at 8:30pm 8/28/14 t.co/iJfNCyPFdu

Notes from the Ground: Science, Soil, and Society in the American Countryside

Presenter: 
Ben R. Cohen
Duration: 
(00:43:33)

On March 16, 2012, Ben R. Cohen delivered a lecture entitled "Notes from the Ground: Science, Soil, and Society in the American Countryside." This lecture was session two of "From the Earth: The Environment in Virginia's Past and Future," a free day-long conference on the historical relationship between Virginia's environment and its people. The conference is made possible by a generous grant from the Virginia Environmental Endowment. (Introduction by Andrew Talkov)