The Intimate Relationship of Plants and People: Gardening and Beyond

Maria Fadiman
Florida Atlantic University ethnobotanist Maria Fadiman discusses the deep relationship between people and plants worldwide, from people growing food, ornamental, and medicinal plants in their homes and gardens in the Amazon Rainforest to the growth of plant knowledge among younger generations in Tibet.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Program: 
6:30 pm

The relationship between people and plants is deeper and more intricate than most people - even gardeners - realize. Plants change us, and we change them.

Ethnobotanist Maria Fadiman explores that phenomenon of gardening around the globe, from people growing food, ornamental, and medicinal plants in their homes and gardens in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest to the growth of plant knowledge among younger generations in the peaks of Tibet.

Fadiman is an associate professor of geosciences at Florida Atlantic University and a National Geographic emerging explorer. Her presentation is co-presented by Gardeners Connect, a greater-Kansas City nonprofit that promotes horticulture and related gardening activities through education.