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Award-winning poet, Eileen Chong led a botanical writing workshop as part of Seniors Week at the Australian Botanic Garden, adding the growing ecosystem of our New Shoots project. Inspired by the native plants and history of the Gardens and the PlantBank, participants were guided through a range of writing activities by Elieen that aimed to create personal connections with nature.

In learning about the tireless work of the PlankBank in horticultural research and conservation, especially of endangered and endemic species, in relation to the crtically endnagered Cumberland Plain Woodland, participants were able to gain an appreciation for native species under threat - and to celebrate this connection in creative ways with beautiful poetic offerings. 

View these poetic offerings here.

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