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History & People

History & People, Inside our Collections

Growing a Piece of the Caribbean at NYBG

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It was a sunny day in October of 1999 when we visited The New York Botanical Garden for the first time. Read More

History & People, Inside our Collections

Explore Black Botany: The Nature of Black Experience

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Explore our online exhibit, Black Botany: The Nature of Black Experience, which seeks to acknowledge the complex relationship between enslaved Black people, nature, and the ... Read More

History & People, Videos

Bronx Food & Farm Tour

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Take a sunny summer tour of the Garden of Happiness, the Garden of Youth, and the La Familia Verde Farmers Market. Read More

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All in NYC: Growing Produce Locally to Build Resilience—and Community—in the Bronx

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"As a Bronx urban farmer, I witnessed across the borough an outpouring of support and desire to build community from gardeners and organizers." Read More

Environment & Conservation, History & People, Plant Science

Vanuatu Celebrates its 40th Year of Independence and Learns a Lot about Botany

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Vanuatu, a South Pacific archipelago of about 85 islands, celebrated the 40th anniversary of its independence recently with a 10-day public holiday, including an Agriculture ... Read More

History & People, Plant Science

The Scientific Legacy of Scott Mori

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The NYBG community is deeply saddened to announce the passing of our dear friend and treasured colleague, Scott A. Mori, Ph.D. Read More

History & People

Americans with Disabilities Act at 30

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July 26th marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark civil rights legislation guarantees people with disabilities equal access and ... Read More

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Small Treasures from the Rare Book Room: Five Hundred Points of Husbandry

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Five Hundred Points of Husbandry … by Thomas Tusser is an almanac of common sense advice on farming and daily life in rural England which ... Read More

History & People

Queering Botanical Science: A Recap

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On Friday, June 26, 2020, the Humanities Institute, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, offered the webinar Queering Botanical Science: A Discussion in Celebration ... Read More

History & People, Videos

Queering Botanical Science: A Discussion in Celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride Month

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In celebration of Pride Month, enjoy "Queering Botanical Science," a webinar recorded on Friday, June 26 that brought four experts to the table for a ... Read More

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