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    Seeds in the Stacks

    Hello and welcome to Seeds in the Stacks. My name is Grace Costantino, and I’m and I’m the Outreach and Communication Manager for the Biodiversity Heritage Library. And today we are behind the scenes at the USDA National Agricultural Library where Special Collections Librarian Amy Morgan and Special Collections Archivist Sara Lee will be showing us some of the seed and nursery catalogs from the Library’s collection. So if you’ve been following BHL on social media you may have seen information about the Smithsonian Libraries/ Smithsonian Gardens Cultivating America’s Gardens exhibit which is currently on display at the National Museum of American History. That exhibit features vintage seed and nursery…

  • Biosecurity in Our Backyard – Hosted by Costa – Primary School
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    Biosecurity in Our Backyard – Hosted by Costa – Primary School

    [Music] [Applause] [Music] hi I’m a Torah and today I’m going to talk about biosecurity well we all know Australia’s a big island with a very big coastline but imagine it fills a magic castle with an work to keep the baddies away letting the drawbridge down for the goodies but who gets the side of his gun ban there are people in Australia who work to protect the castle they’re caught by a security they use science technology research even dogs to keep our people crops and native animals and insects from getting sick we’re making the sound easy but it’s not it’s hard work and it never stops…

  • Biosecurity in Our Backyard – Hosted by Costa – High School
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    Biosecurity in Our Backyard – Hosted by Costa – High School

    historically strong quarantine measures and geographic isolation coupled with world-class research have protected Australia from some of the most serious impacts posed by exotic pests and diseases that are circulating around the world but our enviable biosecurity status is increasingly threatened by growing connections to the world through global trade the movement of plants animals and people across the globe and by the uncertain impacts of climate change we no longer have the luxury of relative isolation as we face an unpredictable and interconnected biosecurity environment biosecurity is about the management of risks to our health economy industries and environment from pests and pathogens entering spreading or establishing in Australian…