Riches of the Rainforest
Presented by Paul Blackmore
Discover amazing plants from the African rainforests. From medicinal to edible to poisonous plants, learn why African rainforests are treasures to protect and also discuss the role botanical gardens can play in the conservation of African biodiversity.
Paul Blackmore, Fuqua Conservatory Manager, worked for 8 years in West Africa as a Botanic Garden Development Advisor to the government of Cameroon as part of the British Development Program, and he consulted on the renovation and development of the Limbe Botanic Garden. With a Masters degree in Plant Conservation and Genetics, Blackmore provides unique insight into the international and economic value of plants in Africa and highlight the remarkable collection currently at the Garden.
The Calhoun Lecture Series is made possible through the support of the family of Marion Peel Calhoun. Admission is free and no reservations are required.