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The Agave Blues: Importance of Tequila in Mexican Culture

The Blue Agave (Maguey Azul, Agave tequilana) is an example of a very important plant in Mexico’s history, culture, and commerce. For over two hundred and fifty years, the national drink of Mexico has been produced in and near Tequila, Jalisco.

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7/9/17
Perspectives on the Importance of Preserving Cultivated Germplasm

Heirloom vegetables, heirloom roses… how about heirloom viburnums?

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9/24/16
Indigenous Plants, Peoples & Programs: Beyond the Exotic

From corpse flowers to night-blooming cacti, displaying and sharing exotic, charismatic specimens can greatly benefit our gardens and drive the gate, but many have even more to offer.

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9/22/16
Pollinator Friendly Planting Guides

More than 75% of plants rely on pollinators to assist with reproduction, including 1200 plants that are used for food. Pollinator populations are in decline, partly due to climate change, but can be saved if we provide the right habitats.

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11/1/15

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