"Although you may think of Kew Gardens as a tourist destination, the
Royal Botanic Gardens also has an important scientific role. Since the
institution’s creation in 1759, it has made significant contributions to
the studies of plant diversity, plant systematics, and economic botany,
earning Kew Gardens recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
RBG Kew is a global resource for plant and fungal knowledge. Its 350
scientists work to understand and document global plant diversity, as
well as to discover and identify new species. One important service is
RBG Kew’s long-term seed storage and research, which constitutes the
world’s most diverse wild plant species genetic resource."
Via Esther Schindler, who wrote "…It feels good to learn about people
doing something good to heal the world."
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*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics