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History & People

Dr. James Still – Doctor of the Pines: A Brief Account of the Life and Legacy of a 19th-Century Herbalist

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“A great mind is planted within us in the beginning of our lives, and, like other plants, it needs cultivation and watering from the best ... Read More

History & People, Videos

Plants as Liberation: Kamili Bell Hill

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Hear from Kamili Bell Hill, founder of PlantBlerd and Black People With Plants, as she discusses her early life growing up with plants, "the peace ... Read More

History & People

Inside the Steere Herbarium: George Washington Carver and Grasses

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Carver’s achievements in agriculture are well documented. What is much less known, however, is Carver’s love of grasses. Read More

History & People, Videos

An Urban Farmer Honors Her Roots: Kadeesha Williams

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Hear from former NYBG Community Horticulturist/Urban Agriculturist Kadeesha Williams as she discusses turning her dream of honoring her heritage and family identity in urban farming ... Read More

Videos, What's On at NYBG

Tree Time with Mama Miti and the NYBG Explainers

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Kids can join our NYBG Explainers from home for an activity inspired by Donna Jo Napoli's beautifully illustrated "Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees ... Read More

History & People, Videos

Black History Month at NYBG

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As we kick off Black History Month, hear from New York State Senator Jamaal Bailey on the importance of this observance. Read More

What's On at NYBG

The Humanities Institute Spring 2020 Programs: From City of Science to Women in the Sciences

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The Humanities Institute and the LuEsther T. Mertz Library staff at the New York Botanical Garden had a busy Spring, packed with exciting programming and ... Read More

What's On at NYBG

Black History Month Celebration at NYBG

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In celebration of Black History Month, NYBG and NYC Council Member Vanessa Gibson partnered to sponsor a wonderful awards ceremony and dinner at the acclaimed ... Read More

History & People

The Hand Lens Explores Black Botany

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Throughout Black History Month, The Hand Lens—a home for the many stories told by NYBG's historic collections in the Steere Herbarium and beyond—has hosted a ... Read More

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Black History Month in the Adventure Garden

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Visitors are enjoying a virtual ethnobotanical tour of plants indigenous to Africa when they step inside the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden’s Discovery Center this month. Read More

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