Come explore the impact of the burgeoning human population on the plants of our planet with Dr. Richard Grossman at the March Native Plant Society Meeting.
All animals—including ourselves—are dependent on plants because only plants convert the sun’s energy into a form that we can use. Despite this dependence, we have been replacing diversity with uniformity as we replace prairie and forest with agricultural monoculture. Who knows what species of plants we are causing to go extinct before we even understand their value to humans and to the web of life? Richard Grossman has practiced medicine in Durango for 36 years. As an obstetrician gynecologist, he has helped many families reach their reproductive goals. In addition he writes a monthly column for the Durango Herald and has taught in the Biology Department at Fort Lewis College. Dr. Grossman is very active in world-wide public health and population issues.