From the Chicago Tribune:
Janet Meakin Poor began, as many gardeners do, by growing flowers in her yard, but from there she went on to take a leadership role with the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Her vision focused on conservation, research and the value of plant diversity, subjects she explored in two books.
"Unquestionably, Janet was one of the principal drivers of the (Chicago Botanic) Garden's current place as global leader across horticulture, plant science conservation research and education," current board chair Bob Finke says in a note to associates.
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