This website is a hub for biocultural diversity resources, intended to offer internal professional development for the staff, interns, and volunteers of Cornell Botanic Gardens. As we embark upon our new strategic plan to achieve our mission, we are continuing to learn more about what biocultural diversity is and how we apply it to our living collections, programs, and interpretation. The resources on this site offer greater context on the theme of biocultural diversity and conservation, illustrate examples from other gardens and cultural institutions, and document our internal initiatives for professional development such as the book club and Biocultural Conversations.
This page is maintained by members of the Biocultural Diversity Goal Team, which emerged from our strategic plan (2018-2023).
Inspiring people—through cultivation, conservation, and education—to understand, appreciate, and nurture plants and the cultures they sustain.
Advancing this mission helps us realize our vision: a world in which the interdependence of biological and cultural diversity is respected, sustained, and celebrated.