May. 26, 2015
While some seeds seem to be immortal, most seeds don't last forever—unless they're carefully stored in seed banks or in some cases, preserved in liquid nitrogen. This is critical because many plants are under threat of disappearing forever—about 68 percent of evaluated plant species. We’ll do Seed Banking 101 with Kate Sackman, Murphy Westwood of Morton Arboretum and Kayri Haven of Chicago Botanic Garden.