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Celebrate Chinese Culture Days at the Garden May 18-19

Experience traditional Chinese art, music and cuisine during Chinese Culture Days at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Sponsorship support for Chinese Culture Days is provided by Novus International, Inc. The weekend of festivities kicks off on Saturday, May 18 at 11 a.m. with a grand parade and opening ceremony featuring a 70-foot dragon. The festival runs May 18-19 with activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Full story.


Sample Wines From Around the World During Grapes and the Garden Event

Sample wines from around the world and stroll through the Garden during the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Grapes and the Garden event on Friday, May 3 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. More than 100 wines, both international and domestic, will be available for tasting along with hors d’oeuvres. Grapes and the Garden is presented by Schnuck Markets, Inc.
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Children’s Garden Reopens for 2013 Season with Two Days of Family Fun

Join the Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden as we “spring” into another season of activities for the whole family. Explore the great outdoors and have a Missouri adventure as you experience all the Children’s Garden has to offer including a waterfall, steamboat, cave, rope bridges, tree house and more! Opening weekend activities at the Children’s Garden are available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 30 and 31. Full story.


Explore “Ginkgo: The Tree that Time Forgot” With Dr. Peter Crane

Learn about one of the world’s most distinctive trees from one of the world’s foremost botanical experts. Prof. Sir Peter R. Crane will present “Ginkgo: The Tree that Time Forgot,” a lecture based on a newly released book of the same name published by Yale University Press. Dr. Crane will discus the history of the ginkgo, its cultural significance, medicinal and nutritional value and its importance as one of the world’s oldest and most recognizable trees. The lecture will take place at 3 p.m. with a book signing immediately following. The event is free and open to the public.
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The Missouri Botanical Garden Invites the Public to Help Answer: What Does St. Louis Eat?

As part of its 2013 Year of Food, the Missouri Botanical Garden is inviting people of all ages to help answer the question: What Does St. Louis Eat? As the Garden’s first public-sourced storytelling project, What St. Louis Eats is intended to reflect the diversity of food stories, perspectives, lifestyles and trends within St. Louis. Full story.


Missouri Botanical Garden Researchers Discover High Levels of Omega Fatty Acids in Peruvian Plant

Researchers at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s William L. Brown Center have discovered extraordinarily high levels of omega fatty acids in a species which they encountered in Northern Peru. Omega fatty acids are essential for human health and must be obtained through food sources. Omega-3 fatty acids are also widely used in cosmetics. Full story.


Madagascar Celebration Commemorates 25 Years of Research

Join the Missouri Botanical Garden in celebrating 25 years of research in Madagascar with a day featuring chocolate tastings, educational exhibits, a book signing and the Madagascar-themed Orchid Show. The day begins with a presentation at 11 a.m. The event is included with regular garden admission. Those attending the 11 a.m. lecture will receive one complimentary pass per person to the Orchid Show to be used that day.

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Missouri Botanical Garden Announces New Vice President of Institutional Advancement

After an extensive search, the Missouri Botanical Garden has named Donna McGinnis vice president of institutional advancement. McGinnis has more than 20 years experience as a leader in the nonprofit sector in St. Louis. McGinnis begins her role at the Garden on March 4.
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New Book Details the Exceptional Biological and Cultural Diversity of Khawa Karpo, Sacred Mountain of Tibet

The Tibetan sacred mountain Khawa Karpo supports one of the world’s most exceptional areas of plant and animal diversity. Now, this critical biodiversity hotspot is threatened with destruction from climate change, the stripping of resources and rapid development. Dr. Jan Salick at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, and Robert Moseley, director of conservation for The Nature Conservancy in Illinois, are leaders in their field. In their new book, “Khawa Karpo: Tibetan Traditional Knowledge and Biodiversity Conservation,” Salick and Moseley detail their vital conservation programs focused on Tibetan traditional knowledge of ethnobotany, ecology and natural resource management. Full story.

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