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A Knowledge of Plants

A Knowledge of Plants

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Friday, November 29, 2019/Categories: natural history, wildlife conservation, video, sustainability, environment, plants

                                               Ethnobotanis Mark Plotkin (credit: TED conferences)

Knowledge about plants began a very long time before the 17th and 18th Century explorers returned with seeds, tubers, and cuttings to the botanical gardens of Europe. The ethnobotanist Mark Plotkin explores the knowledge of of indigenous cultures who have a deep understanding of the plants in their environment. We would gain some wisdom if we knew as much about ours.



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