Behind the scenes at our institutions, there are all kinds of individuals who cultivate the art of understanding and caring for our live collections. These avid experts invite you to share their passions in these short videos.
Keeping traditional knowledge alive, in Québec – and in Morocco!
This week we offer a face-to-face with Alain Cuerrier, a researcher in ethnobotany at the Montréal Botanical Garden. Recognized for his projects with the First Nations of Québec and Labrador, Alain Cuerrier takes you to Morocco, where he’s collaborating with The Global Diversity Foundation and with young girls at a boarding school called Dar Taliba in setting up an ethnobotanical garden. The garden, which they will be finished planting in a year, will make it possible for young Amazigh girls to keep the traditional knowledge of their communities alive, notably the use of medicinal and edible plants from the High Atlas mountains.
Video in French only. Pictures used in this clip were taken by Alain Cuerrier and Inanc Tekguc.