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Plants and Stories of the Winter Solstice

December 18, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

The Winter Solstice is more than just the “official” start of the winter season. Since ancient times, it has been celebrated by cultures around the world as a sacred, festive time. Plants such as oak, holly, ivy, mistletoe, and evergreens have long been a central part of these celebrations. In this episode of Verdant Views, join host Kevin Moss and his guests Dr. Peter Davies, Cornell Emeritus Professor of Plant Science, and Emily Pratt, curator of the Mullestein Winter Garden, as we explore the natural and cultural history of these plants, and share some seasonal folklore. We’ll also take a look at some of the plants in the Winter Garden collection. The Winter Solstice occurs this year on Monday, December 21 at 8:30 a.m.

Verdant Views is a monthly webinar series, hosted by Kevin Moss of Cornell Botanic Gardens. Each episode focuses on a different topic related to plants, gardens, conservation, and the vital connections between plants and peoples around the world.

Please register through the link on this page. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


December 18, 2020
3:00 pm
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