George Washington Carver - The Inspiration

Updated: Jan 6

Jan 5

A day to remember the inventor and scientist Dr. George Washington Carver.

George Washington Carver ( c. 1864 – January 5, 1943) was an American agricultural scientist and inventor who promoted alternative crops to cotton and methods to prevent soil depletion. ... While a professor at Tuskegee Institute, Carver developed techniques to improve soils depleted by repeated plantings of cotton.

Dr. Carver, a pioneer in environmental concepts, believed that it was man's duty to interact with nature and produce food in order to help to feed growing and impoverished populations. Dr. Carver espoused these concepts in his Master's thesis, entitled 'Plants as Modified by Man,' at Iowa State, dated 1894.