Bioculture - Plants and People Interacting Virtual Lecture Series

05/25/22, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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Community Event

Admission: Free.

Plant-based artifacts in the Missouri Botanical Garden's Biocultural Collection are tangible evidence of the ways that plants and people interact. They are a valuable resource for understanding humanity’s biocultural heritage, and for the conservation of nature itself. They are also a means of preserving traditional knowledge, documenting livelihoods, and showing the lasting influence of ethnobotany on the diversity of human cultures.

In Spring 2022, we will showcase the collections in the free talk series Bioculture - Plants and People Interacting, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

March 16 Brown Gold for a developing Irish nation – Peat: an important plant-derived resource
March 30 Narragansett food sovereignty & art
April 13 Wild Roots: Harvesting and using the wild forest medicinal plants of Appalachia
April 27 "Deconstrucción" de un traje ceremonial tradicional del Amazonas: su elaboración a partir de plantas y su importancia cultural | ‘Deconstructing’ a traditional Amazonian ceremonial costume and unveiling the role of plants for its elaboration and cultural significance
May 11 Colada morada: Una tradición ecuatoriana del Día de los Difuntos. | Colada morada: An Ecuadorian tradition of the Day of the Deceased
May 25 Shaping utensils to shape your cuisine: the oklagija in Bosnian traditional cooking
June 8 “Cuando una calabaza no es solamente una calabaza”: cómo ella teje tradiciones e identidades en el Caribe. | "When a calabash is not just a calabash”: how it weaves traditions and identities in the Caribbean
June 22 Malagasia musicalis, feo avy any amin’ny Nosin’i Madagascar | Malagasia musicalis, native sound from the island of Madagascar"

Bioculture - Plants and People Interacting Virtual Lecture Series

Virtual Event

Missouri Botanical Garden

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Missouri Botanical Garden

(314) 577-5100

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