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JOSEPH SIMCOX

 

THE BOTANICAL EXPLORER

Changing the world.

One plant at a time.

I am dedicated to sharing my experience of the vast

diversity of the plant world with as many people as possible.

The future of mankind is inextricably linked to us developing a symbiotic relationship with plants and nature.

Joseph Simcox, The Botanical Explorer

 

Selective breeding by growers around the world, for over

ten thousand years, generates the broad diversity of corn

varieties still grown today. Domesticated from a

wild grass called teosnte, corn can no longer grow wild.

This small selection from a collection of Ancient Incan corn makes one wonder

why ‘monoculture’ has supplanted all the amazing diversity of this world.

Corn in and of itself creates a world for us to be invited into and sustained.

Food and where it comes from is about more than calories and dollars, it is about the beauty and emotion...of life itself.

—Joseph Simcox

102

MILLION’s

9,500

30

170,000

 

COUNTRIES

OF MILES LOGGED

SPECIES EXAMINED

YEARS OF FIELD EXPERIENCE

PHOTOS CAPTURED

 

100% UNDENIABLE PASSION

FROM THE JUNGLES OF THE AMAZON TO THE DESERTS OF NAMIBIA

 

My goal is to fascinate people with nature.

 

Joseph Simcox, The Botanical Explorer

Collected in remote parts

of Namibia, the Nara Melon, Acanthosicyos horridus.

Collected in remote parts

of Namibia, the Nara Melon, Acanthosicyos horridus.

MEMORIES

 

I requested something special on my seventh birthday, I asked for squash. Decades later we re-enact my favorite childhood celebration.

I still find squash as special now as I did then. My curiosity to learn has since expanded to all plants on earth. I have been following this passion my entire life.

Below is a map of a portion of expeditions completed in recent years.

Years not listed with fewer trips, are included under “Others.”

Click on any year, or years, to view them separately.

Click on any dot to see the location and year.

Click pop-ups to view in Google maps.

EXPEDITIONS OF THE BOTANICAL EXPLORER

©2016 | GROW

Inspiring Awareness and Utilization of Global Botanical Diversity

JOSEPH SIMCOX THE BOTANICAL EXPLORER