Joann McCoy, Director of the NC Arboretum Germplasm Repository, joins co-hosts Ned Ryan Doyle and Michelle Smith to discuss the ongoing project of saving the genetic material and seeds from a range of plant species native to the Southern Appalachian region.
The Germplasm Repository locates and identifies native botanicals such as black cohosh and other medicinal herbs, ginseng and more, cataloging, saving samples, recording locations of populations and in depth analysis of active components.
Collaborating with global seed banks to protect genetic material from climate change, cooperating with Cherokee tribal leaders to preserve their traditional species, the economic benefits of protecting native species and much more. Original Air Date 12-28-14
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