Education & Outreach: Biocultural Collection Article and Lecture Series

Contributed by aneely on Feb 14, 2022 - 06:16 PM

The Missouri Botanical Garden was recently highlighted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch regarding their biocultural collection [1]. SEB's own Robbie Hart (current SEB Secretary and long-time member) was interviewed for the article. 

To see the article click here [2].


LECTURE SERIES


The Missouri Botanical Garden is hosting a series of webinars about items from its biocultural collection, called “Bioculture — Plants and People Interacting.” All talks are at 12:30 p.m. To register and for more information, visit mobot.org/biocultural [3]


Feb. 16: Dr. Emily Warschefsky on domestication and diversity of mango


March 2: James Ojascastro on hand papermaking traditions of Vietnam


March 16: Dr. Peter Wyse Jackson on peat, an important plant-derived resource


March 30: Dr. Jan Salick, Dawn and Cassius Spears on Narragansett food sovereignty and art


April 13: Kate Farley on harvesting and using the wild forest medicinal plants of Appalachia


April 27: Carolina Romero on deconstructing a traditional Amazonian ceremonial costume and unveiling the role of plants for its elaboration and cultural significance


May 11: Dr. Carmen Ulloa Ulloa on colada morada, an Ecuadorian tradition of the Day of the Deceased


May 25: Ashley Glenn on the oklagija in Bosnian traditional cooking


June 8: Betsabe Castro Escobar on how calabash weaves traditions and identities in the Caribbean


June 22: Dr. Armand Randrianasolo on Malagasia musicalis, native sound from the island of Madagascar

Photo in thumbnail by David Carson

Links
  1. https://ethnobotany.org/https://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/plant-science/plant-science/william-l-brown-center/wlbc-resources/wlbc-databases/biocultural-collections.aspx
  2. https://ethnobotany.org/https://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/mobot-researchers-organize-show-off-objects-made-from-plants-trees-flowers/article_c87a59ec-5ef4-571f-bd0a-0cc77bb598ac.html#tracking-source=home-entertainment
  3. http://mobot.org/biocultural