Many indigenous communities have long traditions of natural dyes. In Guatemala, the Tz’utujil Mayan people, one of 25 recognized ethnic groups, are known for preserving knowledge and practices of natural dyes.
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Bioculture: Plants and People Interacting
People and plants have been sharing the planet for a very long time, and, through the ages, a great number of plants have become important to human culture. The Garden’s William L. Brown Center is thrilled to present a free talk series that focuses on that relationship. The series, called Bioculture: Plants and People Interacting,…
Spider Sundew Discovered in Madagascar
A discovery by Missouri Botanical Garden staff in Madagascar has resulted in the description of a new species of carnivorous plant, the spider sundew.
Cooking with Weeds
A “mess” is a breakfast dish of German origin that involves fried chunked potatoes, onions, and whatever else you have to throw in. It’s a Sunday morning tradition in our house. In this example, I throw in wild plants available free in my own backyard. Field garlic. Photo by Wendy Applequist. This is field garlic,…
Bringing Ethnobotany Home
Garden Researcher Recognized for Bosnian Ethnobotany Research Ashley Glenn, Research Specialist at the William L. Brown Center, has been selected as the 2017 Richard Evans Schultes Research Award Recipient for her project “Exploring migrating foodways through the cuisine of St. Louis Bosnians.” “It’s the story of how people move here and set up home,…