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Hall, Karen [1].

Biocultural Connections through the Cherokee Worldview Garden.

Public gardens typically serve to disseminate and create knowledge about plants, though knowledge or interpretation of culture is less often an objective. When public gardens do mention culture, the relationship of humans to plants is sometimes boiled down to plant in use for specific purposes. To counter this thin representation of culture, the Cherokee Worldview Garden was developed within the South Carolina Botanical Gardens. Located within the historic range of the tribe, the garden has translated, through design, plantings, development, cultural connections, growth and interpretation, elements of the worldview of Cherokee people. As community members, Cherokee people, faculty, botanical garden staff and students were and continue to be involved, the garden has demonstrated how contemporary peoples can connect across cultures and through our shared natural heritage.

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1 - Clemson University, School Of Agriculture, Forestry And The Environment, 261 Lehotsky Hall, Clemson, N/A, 29634, USA

Keywords:
biocultural
Botanic Garden
Native American
Ethnobotany.

Presentation Type: Recent Topics Poster
Session: P
Location: Battelle South/Convention Center
Date: Monday, July 9th, 2012
Time: 5:30 PM
Number: PRT029
Abstract ID:1322


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