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Restorative Gathering: Fostering a Visceral Desire for Plant Conservation

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NYBG Mosholu Entrance

2950 Southern Boulevard

Arthur and Janet Ross Lecture Hall

Bronx, NY 10458

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Author and forager Samuel Thayer presents his case for fembracing the intersection of foraging and conservation. Thayer argues that gathering promotes an emotional attachment to the plant communities that are harvested, and creates a personal incentive to preserve and restore these communities. Thayer presents case histories and examples of how gatherers have been instrumental in protecting and preserving the species they harvest. He also argues that not only can wild harvesting be done without harming native plant communities, but that it has an integral role in the future of plant conservation.

Lecture will be in Arthur and Janet Ross Lecture Hall on grounds of NYBG

Presented by: Torrey Botanical Society

Torrey Botanical Society promotes interest in botany, and collects and disseminates information on all phases of plant science via meetings, field trips, public lectures, publications, funding of graduate research and education, and sponsorship of symposia and regional conferences. Through outreach and publications, the society has become an international organization. It differs from many scientific societies in that it hosts numerous free public lectures and field trips.

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