Western Friend Podcast

18. Barbara Phillips - Botany on an Endangered Planet

January 07, 2023
Western Friend Podcast
18. Barbara Phillips - Botany on an Endangered Planet
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Happy New Year to all of our listeners out there! On the first episode of 2023, we share an interview with Barbara Phillips, a lifetime botanist and a member of Flagstaff Friends Meeting. She discusses her life-long fascination with the outdoors, what it means to be a botanist, and some of the challenges facing us and the planet in these complex times.

You can read her article here: Botany on an Endangered Planet

Also, don't forget there's a wonderful archive of past episodes you can peruse right here, wherever you're listening to this podcast! So... after this episode, why not find another that interests you and give it a listen?!

New episodes are released the first Saturday of each month.

Introduction
On being a botanist
What botanists do
On change in the field
Does our work matter?
The importance of botany
Optimism
Quakers and connecting with nature
Being a part, not apart
Our interconnectedness
Quakerism and slowing down
Outro