New Season of Leading Experts and Compelling Topics @NYBG

The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is ready for the season with a new lineup of engaging and thought-provoking lectures presented online by leading experts in landscape design, horticulture, farm-to-table agriculture, contemporary Japanese art history, African American studies, botanical art and illustration, plant communication, and more.

March brings Cultivating Diversity from Seed to Table, in which three prominent experts, including celebrated chef Dan Barber, will discuss the ways in which chefs, artists, and plant breeders can promote diversity in the plants that we eat. The 21st Annual Winter Lecture Series, which began in January, concludes in March with landscape designer and composer Larry Weaner, who will show how an understanding of musical composition can increase the emotional power and improvisatory freedom of a landscape design.

In April, as part of NYBG’s expansive exhibition KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature, guest curator Mika Yoshitake, Ph.D., will consider the organic forms central to Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s unique vision. Two Hidden History talks in May by groundbreaking researchers Judith Carney, Ph.D., and Carolyn Roberts, Ph.D., will reveal the valuable agricultural and medical knowledge enslaved Africans brought with them to the Americas, and in June, Suzanne Simard, a pioneer in the field of plant communication, will present fascinating insights into forests, showing how they are complex communities of interdependent species that share resources and rely on one another for survival.

All lectures will take place online. Registrants will receive login instructions. The full schedule of lectures and presentations follows.

  • Cultivating Diversity from Seed to Table
  • The 21st Annual Winter Lecture Series Gardens of Meaning
  • Harriet Tubman: “The Ultimate Outdoorswoman
  • Cosmic Nature: Embracing the Unknown
  • They Wrote the Books: New Publications by NYBG Botanical Art Instructor
  • Hidden Histories
  • Finding the Mother Tree: A Conversation with Suzanne Simard


New Season of Leading Experts and Compelling Topics @NYBG

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