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Citadel News Service

For release
November 27, 2001

Lowcountry rice culture takes center stage

Richard Porcher knows Lowcountry rice culture.

He has walked the rice banks photographing wild flowers. He has studied the industry, visiting the old rice mills and the deserted rice fields. He is a leading authority on a bygone culture and time.

On Tuesday, December 4, 2001, Porcher will use his research, photography and slides of Mrs. Alice R. Huger Smith's paintings to give Daniel Library Friends and others an up close look at the cultivation and rhythms of the seasons for a rice plantation in the Lowcountry.

Porcher is a biology professor at The Citadel and author of "Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry."

His talk is part of the Daniel Library Friends book club series. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Prioleau Room in the Daniel Library on The Citadel campus. It is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Angie LeClercq, library director, at 953-1267.

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