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Naneh Israelyan is an NYC-based gardener, herbalist, and educator. Her practice explores the ties between plant medicine, urban ecosystems, traditional knowledge, agroecology, and plant lore. Through education, advocacy, medicinal formulations, and garden design, Pioneer Flora is a tool for rewriting narratives around health and wellness and reconnecting people with the plant kingdom. Today, Pioneer Flora is focused on the unfussy, relaxed gardens, which coincidentally, serve as a source of food, medicine, and respite.

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