Michael J. Balick
Michael J. Balick Michael Balick has conducted ethnobotany research throughout the world, including in Central and South America, Asia, the Pacific, and the Middle East, as well as at home in New York City for the past 40 years. He holds a PhD in biology from Harvard University and is Vice President for Botanical Science, Director, and Philecology Curator at the Institute of Economic Botany at The New York Botanical Garden. Dr. Balick has written a number of books, most recently publishing Rodale's 21st Century Herbal: A Practical Guide for Healthy Living Using Nature's Most Powerful Plants in April, 2014.

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For over a decade, NYBG scientists Gregory Plunkett and Michael Balick have worked with local communities—sometimes in remote island areas never before visited by botanists—to document nearly extinct languages as well as the plants used for food, medicine, housing, and even communicat more...
02/26 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Balick