Learn about the diverse cultural uses of lavender and the history of lavender cultivation in this special encore presentation of Verdant Views. Host Kevin Moss will be joined by Nola Rettenmaier and Jakara Zellner, student Garden Ambassadors in the Botanic Gardens’ Learning by Leading program, who will discuss this fabled and well-loved herb from multiple angles. The presentation will cover lavender symbolism and cultural significance, perceived medicinal and antimicrobial properties, common cultivars, and an overview of lavender craft and culinary uses you can explore at home.
Verdant Views is an ongoing web series hosted by Kevin Moss of Cornell Botanic Gardens. Each episode focuses on a different topic related to plants, gardens, conservation, sustainability, and the vital connections between plants and peoples around the world.