The William L. Brown Center is dedicated to the study of useful plants, understanding the relationships between humans, plants, and their environment, the conservation of plant species, and the preservation of traditional knowledge
for the benefit of future generations.


The 45th annual Society for Ethnobiology conference will be hosted at the Missouri Botanical Garden, April 24-27, 2024. Come learn with a highly interdisciplinary group of scholars, students, and practitioners about human relationships with plants and the rest of the other-than-human living world. Featured speakers include Dr. Jane Mt. Pleasant on "The Three Sisters: Key to Indigenous Agriculture in North America? Not So Fast! It's Complicated!". Registration is available at