Niagara Frontier Botanical Society meeting

Date(s) - Tuesday, May 10, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Harlem Road Community Center


The Niagara Frontier Botanical Society will meet from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 10 in the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Rd., Amherst.

Maris Grundy will discuss “Ecological and Community Resilience: Income Diversification and Plant-Based Trade in the Alexander Skutch Biological Corridor.

Grundy, who has received a grant to work at Tifft Nature Preserve during the summer of 2016, will discuss the research that surrounds the campesino-led coffee industry in Costa Rica and how the outbreak of the Roya Fungus had affected local livelihoods. It takes a look at engaging home-grown businesses to address income instability with a specific focus on traditional plant-based knowledge.

All meetings are free and open to the public.