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Plants as Liberation: Suhaly Bautista-Carolina

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"Justice is so central to what we are seeing in the world right now, and solidarity is so critical." Read More

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Plants as Liberation: Leah Penniman

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Hear from Leah Penniman, Cofounder and Farm Director of Soul Fire Farm, as she talks with Arvolyn Hill about the pumpkin of Haiti that featured ... Read More

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Exploring Food Love Stories with Matthew López-Jensen

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In honor of Pride Month and in celebration of his creation, Lamb’s Quarters: A Love Story, Matthew López-Jensen and the NYBG community invited LGBTQIA+-identifying couples ... Read More

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Shades of Lavender: Symbolism, Scent, Sightings, and Species

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In honor of Pride Month, The New York Botanical Garden celebrates lavender—the color symbolic of LGBTQ+ resistance and empowerment—as well as the plant’s associated cultural ... Read More

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Plants as Liberation: Journei Bimwala

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In Arvolyn Hill’s latest “Plants as Liberation” interview, meet Journei Bimwala, CEO and Founder of EachOneCarryOne, as she talks about the historic Black connection to ... Read More

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Three Cheers for NYBG Volunteers!

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The New York Botanical Garden is not only a place, but also a community of diverse staff, members, patrons, external partners, visitors—and volunteers, who currently ... Read More

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Rooted in Plants: Dr. Janaki Ammal

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Janaki Ammal (1897–1984) was the first woman from India to earn a doctorate in botany in America, and with her knowledge in plant breeding she ... Read More

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Plants as Liberation: Frances Perez-Rodriguez

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"We're able to work with and depend on plants in ways that we can't depend on our food system, our current healthcare system ... It ... Read More

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Women of Bronx Green-Up: Ursula Chanse

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"Being part of Bronx Green-Up, and the work that we're doing, has been this source of constant hope." Read More

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