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Enjoy "Digging Into the Gardens" blog, written by Denver Botanic Gardens' staff.

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Read, Wonder, Hope, Inspire

February 18, 2022 Allaina Wallace

The last couple of years have given many of us time for reflection. We have reconsidered where and how we spend our energy and time. For some there has been an opportunity to learn new things, to grow

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Imagining Anthropocene Ecologies

August 16, 2021 Anthony Meluso

Every Friday morning this summer, I’ve had the pleasure of imagining future ecologies with several of the Gardens’ teen volunteers. Whether on purpose or by accident, people are involved in all the

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The Queerness of Nature

June 18, 2021 Angela Naumov

Queer /kwir/ differing in some way from what is usual or normal of, relating to, or being a person whose sexual orientation is not heterosexual and/or whose gender identity is not cisgender Those who

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Cultural Body Adornment

May 21, 2021 Angela Naumov

Adorning the body with paints and dyes, both temporary and permanent, has been a wide practice around the globe and across centuries. The purpose for these decorations has ranged from culturally

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Furthering Diversity in Our Collections

March 19, 2021 Anna Kongs

When we look at our gardens, in our forests and at our landscapes, diversity is what creates the beauty and health of these ecosystems. When we at the Helen Fowler Library look at our collections, we

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From the Vault: Hidden in the Herbarium

March 4, 2021 Helen Fowler Library

Inspired by the fantastic stories of collections highlighted in the 2020 exhibition From the Vault: Wonders and Oddities from the Gardens' Collections, staff working with art, library and natural

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A Botanical Librarian’s Story

February 18, 2021 Allaina Wallace

This Representation blog series began on Juneteenth last year. The contributions of Black, Indigenous and People of Color have been historically underrepresented, if shared at all, a fact that most

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The Legendary Flower Sellers

January 29, 2021 Kathryn Downing

It won’t be January for long, and my thoughts are already on warmer weather and the arrival of spring! Typically, the arrival of spring is heralded by a number of traditions: the vernal equinox, the

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The Annual CBHL Literature Awards

November 20, 2020 Anna Kongs

The Helen Fowler Library is honored to be a member of the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL). Each year, the Council reviews and votes on exemplary titles, and the winners are

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