Protecting Plants, People, and the World: Celebrating Ohio State’s Commitment to Plant Health


Thompson Library
Thompson Gallery (Room 125)
1858 Neil Avenue Mall
Columbus, OH 43210-1286

February 5, 2022 - August 7, 2022
Exhibit Hours: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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From early classroom teaching to research discoveries and technological advances of today, the exhibition Protecting Plants, People, and the World examines the connections between plant health, humans, and the environment.

Plants make up most of the food we eat and produce nearly all of the oxygen we breathe. Healthy plants are important to ensure sustainable agriculture and food systems, and to protect human health, ecosystems, and the planet. But just like humans, plants get sick. Plant diseases and pests are responsible for up to 40 percent of food crops lost annually. Forests are threatened globally by diseases and pests, and new invasive threats arrive each year.

Highlighting examples of the university’s work in Ohio and around the world, this exhibition celebrates Ohio State’s commitment to healthy plants for a sustainable earth. This project is organized by The Ohio State University Libraries and the Department of Plant Pathology, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. 

Curated by:
Florian Diekmann, University Libraries, Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Library
Monica M. Lewandowski, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, Department of Plant Pathology

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Photo of Florian Diekmann Florian Diekmann
Head of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (FAES) Library
diekmann.4@osu.edu

Photo of Monica M. Lewandowski  Monica M. Lewandowski
College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, Department of Plant Pathology