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April 2017

Newsletter Archive

April 2017


OSGF is dedicated to engaging people in the world of plants.
April 2017
"April hath put a spirit of youth in everything."
 — William Shakespeare
As we have moved from winter into spring, our work at OSGF has been burgeoning with new programs, partnerships and research. Explore the links below to see what we have been up to at Oak Spring and beyond! 
Research & Scholarship

OSGF President Peter Crane's continued research and partnerships with leading plant scholars from around the world have been a fruitful source of new scholarship in plant evolutionary biology. He recently coauthored several scholarly works, including an article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and another in Nature Plants.
Schlumberger. Bunny Mellon and renowned jewler-designer Jean Schlumberger shared interests at the intersection of style and the natural world. See how their friendship is being honored at VMFA and Oak Spring here >
Spring in the Garden. As the days grow longer and warmer, the color and aroma of spring have come flooding back into Bunny Mellon's garden, despite a late freeze!  Check out our photo gallery to see the garden in spring >
Programs. Our first garden interns began working at OSGF this month. We also recently hosted six students for a week-long internship researching and writing about items in the Library as part of our women botanical artists initiative. Take a look >
Exhibit. Several pieces from the Oak Spring Garden Library are on loan at the Yale Center for British Art for an exhibit called Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World. Learn more here >
Anna Maria Hussey (1805 - 1853)

Anna Maria Hussey's lifelong dedication to the study of fungi had its roots in her childhood, when she developed a keen interest in botany and art. She shunned the norms of Victorian women by engaging in scientific study and by choosing a subject matter that lacked the sentimental and aesthetic connotations of what was considered socially appropriate for the feminine pursuit.
Keep reading here >
Securing the Future of Food: a Conversation With Crop Trust Leaders

In October 2016, the Global Crop Diversity Trust met at the Oak Spring Garden Foundation to discuss ways to build sustainable bridges between agriculture and conservation, and to explore the role of crop wild relatives. This video provides the public an overview of their discussion and shares the importance of securing our food for the future.
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