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5 Historic Black Figures in Horticulture You Should Know

5 Historic Black Figures in Horticulture, Gardening and Plant Sciences You Should Know The Black community is responsible for many contributions to horticulture, plant sciences, gardening and nature. Here are five Black historical figures, some well-known and others lesser known, and their connections to the plant world! 1. George Washington Carver [...]


Celebrating Silphiums

Plant Birthdays and Silphiums After reading Aldo Leopold’s book A Sand County Almanac in college, I have tried to keep his words close to heart and mind. In the essay titled "Prairie Birthdays," Leopold shares an appreciation of plants coming into bloom. He writes, “Tell me of what plant birthday a man takes notice, and I shall tell you [...]


Ecological Education

An Ecological State of Mind When I first interviewed for my role at the Garden a year and a half ago, I was thrilled to hear about the ecologically sound practices the horticulture team deploys. With my background in ecology, I felt right at home. As I got to know this place, I [...]


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