Lessons from Plants


Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 6:00pm to 7:00pm



On the left is speaker, Breronda L. Montgomery, and on the right is HMSC's Executive Director, Brenda Tindal.

Free Virtual Book Discussion

Beronda L. Montgomery, Foundation Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University

In conversation with Brenda Tindal, Executive Director, Harvard Museums of Science & CultureAdvance Registration Required.

Plants are essential to humans and the environment: they provide food, absorb carbon dioxide, produce oxygen, serve multiple ecosystem functions, and beautify landscapes. In Lessons from Plants (Harvard University Press, 2021) Beronda Montgomery invites us to appreciate our interdependence with plants and the many lessons that can be gained from a better understanding of the ways in which plants grow, adapt, and thrive. In this conversation with Brenda Tindal, she will address what plants can teach us about relating to one another, building diverse communities and being resilient.

Visit the Harvard University Press website to purchase Lessons from Plants.

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About the Speaker

Beronda L. Montgomery is MSU Foundation Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics at Michigan State University. A Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Microbiology, and the American Society of Plant Biologists, she was named one of Cell’s 100 Inspiring Black Scientists in America, and was the winner of the 2021 Cynthia Westcott Scientific Writing Award.