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Reading Forest History

October 22, 2021 Anthony Meluso

In the photo, Ling sniffs a ponderosa pine. The vanilla-like smell of this tree’s bark is not its only virtue. Ponderosas are also great storytellers. For our most recent EcoFlora hike with Outdoor

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San Luis Acequias: Where Water Is Life

September 17, 2021 Anthony Meluso

In the San Luis Valley of Colorado and New Mexico, the word acequia has deep meanings. Simply put, it is an irrigation ditch. However, it is also a form of government and a way of life. Understanding

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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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Gardens for All 

March 29, 2021 Surbhi Kamboj

Each month through Instagram, the Gardens shares Gardens for All, a series that celebrates Denver-area BIPOC making a difference in plant science, conservation, food sovereignty and wellness. In March

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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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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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