Petition Update

NY Daily News, 2013-09-19

Chris Kreussling
Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY, United States, NY

Sep 19, 2013 — Angry tree huggers demand that Brooklyn Botanic Garden bring back axed researchers
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/plea-brooklyn-botanic-garden-back-roots-article-1.1461710

(Get it? Tree? Axed?)

The article is brief, but the quotes from Medbury signal a shift in BBG's stance. We are having an impact.

The reporter contacted me late in the day today. We spoke for about 10 minutes. I was surprised to see it online so quickly. However, none of our conversation made it into the article. Again, the quotes attributed to me come directly from the text of the petition.

The Daily News published an earlier article, before we launched the petition over the weekend, about the layoffs, shuttering of the herbarium, and cessation of research. A good read, especially if you are a fan of tortured horticultural puns.

Botanic Garden’s celebrated plant research center wilts under layoffs
http://www.nydailynews.com/botanic-garden-prunes-science-staff-article-1.1438606