Black Botanists Week:
Professor Nox Makunga, of the Department of Botany & Zoology - Stellenbosch University, is honoured to have been invited to be on the founding committee of the first Black Botanists Week.
Black Botanists Week is a celebration of Black people who love plants. This plant love manifests in many ways ranging from tropical field ecologist to plant geneticist, from horticulturalist to botanical illustrator. We embrace the multiple ways that Black people engage with and appreciate the global diversity of plant life. First organized in 2020 to promote, encourage, create a safe space for, and find more Black people (and BIPOC) who love plants!