Oklahoma State University

Plants, People & Beyond,
Annual Library-Botany Lecture Series

This Year's Speaker: 3/28/2014-Joseph Tychonievich

  • When: 3:30 pm, Friday, April 10
  • What: 7th annual Plants, People & Beyond
    "Prairie Ethnobotany: The Native Medicinal Plant Research Program" presented by Kelly Kindscher
  • Who: Free and open to the public.
  • Where: Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room, Edmon Low Library, OSU-Stillwater

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About the Event

The spring botanical lecture began in 2009 with "Botanical Illustration: Art Meets Science," an event featuring the botanical illustrations of Bellamy Parks Jensen. The event's success gave rise to a yearly celebration of Oklahoma botany.

The following year, Julia A. Jordan discussed her book Plains Apache Ethnobotany, which presented for the first time this tribe’s traditional knowledge of plants.

In 2011, the series was dubbed Plants, People & Beyond, and continued with Daryl Baldwin, director of the Myaamia Project, Miami University, Ohio. Baldwin discussed the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and how they integrate their ecological knowledge into educational programs.

Sarah Reichard followed in 2012, exploring Aldo Leopold’s ecological ethic from his influential 1949 book “A Sand County Almanac.” Reichard will discuss the bridge between Leopold’s vision and the sustainability efforts of today’s gardens.

In 2013, Nicolas Money brought a micro-scale perspective to the series with "The Amoeba in the Room: Why Animals and Plants Don’t Matter Very Much."

Previous Events

  • 2014: Joseph Tychonievich presents “Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener”
  • 2013: Nicolas Money presents "The Amoeba in the Room: Why Animals and Plants Don’t Matter Very Much"
  • 2012: Sarah Reichard presents "The Conscientious Gardener"
  • 2011: Daryl Baldwin presents “iši kiihkeelintamaanki ašiihkiwi: How we know the land, an ecological perspective"
  • 2010: Julia A. Jordan presents "Plains Apache Ethnobotany: Native Americans Using Native Plants"
  • 2009: Bellamy Parks Jansen presents "Art Meets Science"

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