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Best of: Lessons From Plants

Published on
March 6, 2023
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What can we learn from trees?

That's today's big question, and my guest is Dr. Beronda Montgomery.

Beronda's a transformative writer, researcher and scholar who pursues a common theme of understanding how individuals perceive, respond to and are impacted by the environments in which they exist.

She recently moved from Michigan State University to Grinnell College where she's a professor of biology and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, which is perfect because I can't think of anyone who is more intentional about mentorship than Beronda.

She is the author of one of my favorite books, Lessons From Plants.

She's also one of my all-time favorite podcast guests, so I'm excited to share one of our most popular conversations from all the way back in 2021 as we more urgently and comprehensively try to understand how to adapt ourselves, our society and our economy and our ecosystems to mitigate further harm from climate change.

We can learn a lot from plants which are living things that are literally planted in place and so they are forced to adapt to whatever comes their way.


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