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This garden installation and exhibit illustrate the deep connections enslaved Africans in the Americas had with plants that provided medicines, materials, and supplements to their often-meager food rations; and how today the plants provide joy and hope to generations of descendants of the enslaved and enrich the cuisines enjoyed across American society.
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CNN Style-September 1, 2022
Missy Bidwell, greenhouse manager, discusses the substantial inputs required to grow and transport indoor foliage plants and offers solid advice on sustainable practices for plant keeping.
Cornell Moments (Cornell University YouTube)—July 18, 2022
Students in Cornell Botanic Gardens’ engaged-learning programs learn about the ecology of Upstate New York bogs in an outing led by Botanic Gardens’ Field Botanist Robert Wesley. The Learning by Leading program cultivates a new generation of environmental leaders through stewardship, co-creation, and sense of place.
New York Times—June 24, 2022
Missy Bidwell, horticulturist and greenhouse manager, shares expert advice on success with both indoor and outdoor plants, including the wisdom that there aren’t “mistakes” in plant care. “You didn’t make any mistakes,” she said. “You just learned something new about a plant. I’m always tweaking my garden, because I still haven’t gotten it right.”
Our experts can address a range of topics, from practical gardening, to global plant conservation, to safeguarding indigenous cultures. Let us know how we can help you, by contacting Shannon Dortch, associate director, communications and marketing, (607) 255-8618.
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