Exhibit: Seeds of Survival and Celebration

  • Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center, Lobby

The mission of Cornell Botanic Gardens is to share the deep and enduring connections between the rich diversity of the plant world and the equally rich diversity of cultures worldwide. This garden display and exhibit shares the knowledge, skill, and resilience of enslaved Africans, their descendants, and today’s Black community and their deep connections to plants and the cuisines they inspired.

This exhibit also features individuals who nurture and safeguard the rich heritage associated with the plants showcased in “Seeds of Survival and Celebration” exhibition. These cultivators stand as living connectors to the historical roots of Black plant traditions, illuminating the significant roles these plants and practices play in contemporary society.

To further explore the preservation and current relevance of diverse plant knowledge, view this exhibit at the Nevin Welcome Center until August 1st, 2024.

Visit this exhibit at Cornell Botanic Gardens' Nevin Welcome Center (check hours) or browse the exhibit on Cornell Botanic Gardens website.