Georgia Moulton

The Wizard of Santa Rosa: Luther Burbank

At 20, young Luther discovered Darwin’s “Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication” and it opened a new world to him. He realized that instead of waiting for the mysteries of divine creation, one could rightly and properly help those mysteries unfold with selective breeding. He became a world-renowned expert in plant breeding, and suggested applying this new science to other species. We will review and discuss how the debate over human breeding intrigued him, and how a childless scientist became a sought-after expert on child rearing with his book; “The Training of the Human Plant.”

This I Believe

She will briefly share some history of her faith journey, with a focus on the key things that motivate her life today, including her community service and passion for landscaping. “Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself,” including the flora and fauna that share our planet.
Our outreach offering today benefits the Women’s Crisis Support Team.