Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

ReSeeding the City: Ethnobotany in the Urban

Saturday, October 26, 2019

9:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

First floor, Stephen Robert '62 Hall, 280 Brook Street

ReSeeding the City: Ethnobotany in the Urban

Drawing from indigenous, cross-cultural, and Western knowledge traditions, artists, academics, designers, urban planners, farmers, botanists, and herbalists​ will share their perspectives on the entwined lives of humans, plants, and other life forms in urban New England.


Sam Coren, PhD Student, Department of American Studies, Brown University

Aja Grande, PhD Student, Department of History, Anthropology, Science, Technology & Society (HASTS), MIT 


Elizabeth Hoover, Associate Professor of American Studies, Brown University

Guides of plant workshop

Lorén Spears, Executive Director, Tomaquag Museum

Silvermoon LaRose, Assistant Director, Tomaquag Museum 

Mary Blue, Clinical Herbalist and Manager, Farmacy Herbs

Myrna Cabán Lezcano, Associate Director of Education and Cultural Organizing, The High Line 


Sue AnderBois, Director of Food Strategy, City of Providence 

Geri Augusto, Gerard Visiting Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs and Africana Studies, Brown University

Brian Byrnes, Deputy Superintendent of Parks and Recreation, City of Providence

Keely Curliss, Farmer, Brookwood Community Farm Youth Development

Specialist, Root Crew, Greater Boston

Peter Del Tredici, Professor emeritus, Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University
Senior Research Scientist and Visiting Lecturer, Department of Applied Ecology and Planning, MIT 


Rebecca Uchill, Full-Time Lecturer, Department of Art Education, Art History and Media Studies, UMass Dartmouth 

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