RECOMMENDED DVD – “The Botany of Desire”

Botany of DesireI’ve just recently been introduced to a 2009 documentary first aired on PBS featuring one of my heroes, Michael Pollan,  and based upon his best selling book by the same name of – The Botany of Desire.  Below is the Netflix description of this DVD –

Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan

 “While visiting places like Peru, Kazakhstan and Amsterdam, learn from author Michael Pollan as he explains the natural history of apples, tulips, marijuana and potatoes and describes how common plants such as these deftly manipulate human desires.  Based on Pollan’s best-selling book, this documentary encourages viewers to look at the world from a vastly different perspective and improve their relationships with nature.”

If you have an interest in our natural environment and the way in which plants can entice humans to propagate and dissipate them, even though they are rooted in one place, I think you will find this a very educational, delightful, and entertaining way to spend two hours of your valuable time.