‘How I got here’ – Nancy Turner

*An interview with Dr Nancy J. Turner, ethnobotanist and distinguished professor emeritus in the School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria and 2015 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellow.  ~2,900 words, around 20 minutes reading time. Do you consider yourself primarily an ethnobotanist or do you have another way of seeing yourself? I think I... Continue Reading →

‘How I got here’ – Mark Nesbitt

An interview with Mark Nesbitt, Curator of the Economic Botany Collection at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Read how a school farm influenced an early interest in wheat agriculture, and how a chance meeting at a photocopier changed his career path. Mark also shares his views about the responsibilities of working with 19th century colonial collections and their future role in research.

‘How I got here’ – Sonia Peter

An interview with Kim Walker. Dr Sonia Peter, Executive Director, The Biocultural Education and Research Programme, Barbados. Discover Sonia's passion for medicinal plants, the importance of her family, setting up a museum and finding joy in writing.

‘Skąd się tu wziąłem’ – Łukasz Łuczaj

Dr hab. Łukasz Łuczaj, profesor Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego For the english version of this blog, visit here. Opisz siebie własnymi słowami. Jestem botanikiem, który najpierw był ekologiem roślin, a w końcu został etnobotanikiem. Jestem zarówno naukowcem jak i praktykiem. Kimś, kto prowadzi ogród, kto pracuje własnymi rękami, ścina i sadzi drzewa, eksperymentuje z roślinami jadalnymi i... Continue Reading →

‘How I got here’ – Łukasz Łuczaj

An interview with Dr. Łukasz Łuczaj, an ethnobotanist at the University of Rzeszów, Poland. Łukasz discusses creating a nature encyclopedia at 3, why a dream influenced the course of his life and his compulsion to dig up and move plants around.

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