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Inside our Collections

Pink Never Dyes: International Postage Stamps Colored Pink

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Everyone knows the excitement of opening up the mailbox and spotting a letter—wedged between a pile of bills, addressed in handwriting, with a fun stamp ... Read More

History & People, Videos

The Bond of Live Things Everywhere with Joshua Bennett

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"This project started as a dream, well over a decade ago ... I've been writing for about that long about what I've called the Black ... Read More

History & People

Hector Castillo Carvajal Talks Bronx Coffee

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In honor of Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month, let's hear more about the South Bronx specialty coffee roaster Don Carvajal Café, and the founder and ... Read More

Behind the Scenes

Garden Sees Two Hawk Nests in 2022

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Since 2009, I’ve been writing about the Garden’s red-tailed hawks here on Plant Talk, and I'm happy to report that 2022 marks their sixth consecutive ... Read More

Environment & Conservation, Plant Science

Color of Biodiversity

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Pink is not just pretty—it’s primeval. And this year, pink is being honored as PANTONE’s Color of Biodiversity. Read More

History & People, Inside our Collections

Inside our Collections

On Hummingbirds

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There is one summer visitor to the Garden so iconic that it’s become a symbol of the wonders of the animal kingdom, and yet it ... Read More

History & People, Videos

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

Environment & Conservation, Plant Science

East End Story: Protecting Shinnecock Plant Knowledge and Biodiversity on Long Island

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The Indigenous people of the Shinnecock Nation have long maintained a strong connection to the plants of their homelands on the eastern end of Long ... Read More

History & People, Videos

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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