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Insights from Germany by Thomas Christopher

A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending a lecture sponsored by the New York Botanical Garden, and it was eye-opening.  The speaker was Cassian Schmidt, who since 1998 has been director of Hermannshof, a combination botanical and trial garden situated on six-acres of in the hill-town of Weinheim north of Heidelberg.   […]
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