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History & People, Inside our Collections

NYBG Welcomes Bronx Community Gardeners into the Herbarium as Knowledge-Holders in Ecological Stewardship

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This spring, I helped launch a new initiative at NYBG to collaborate with Bronx-based community gardeners on local biocultural research and preservation. Read More

History & People

Sharing the Craft of Fire Cider

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As this fall season comes to an end, I’m reflecting on the wonderful time we had at the first annual Fire Cider Workshop curated by ... Read More

Environment & Conservation, History & People

Recapping ‘First Nations: Ethical Landscapes, Sacred Plants’

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On November 13, 2020, the virtual symposium First Nations: Ethical Landscapes, Sacred Plants drew more than 550 participants from across the nation and 23 different ... Read More

History & People

Backstory, Front-story, Overstory, Understory

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This spring, the built world shut down just as the natural one opened up. Read More

History & People

“Mournful Relics” through Foreign Eyes: Envisioning Land Degradation on Nineteenth-Century Brazilian Coffee Fazendas

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In 1883, as C. F. van Delden Laërne steamed through Rio de Janeiro province aboard the Estrada de Ferro Dom Pedro II locomotive, he was ... 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

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

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