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Around The Table: Stories Of The Foods We Love At New York Botanical Garden

Artist’s table at NYBG. Photo by Ben Hider.

By Everett Potter

Food is at the heart of The New York Botanical Garden’s (NYBG) major, institution-wide exhibition Around the Table: Stories of the Foods We Love. As it happens, so is travel, as NYBG is exhibiting plants from all over the globe. Within minutes, a visitor is transported to South America, Southeast Asia and the American South, all of it just 20 minutes from Midtown Manhattan. It’s a deep dive into both commonplace and unusual plants from all over the globe.

“Some of these plants have been cultivated for food for thousands and thousands of years,” said Marc Hachadourian, NYBG’s Director of Glasshouse Horticulture and Senior Curator of Orchids. “They originated in one part of the world, and then moved to another, and the way they’ve moved is through the movement of people, as they brought their food plants with them … continue reading

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