The Lenape Botanical Garden establishes and reinforces a sense of place for Penn's Native American community. It will also build awareness and allow the larger community to learn more about the Lenape Nation by explaining how the Lenape people lived off of the land and the plants that were part of their diet and their medicine. The garden is also used as an educational tool for courses offered through the Intercultural Center and available for other courses throughout the University to use as a teaching tool.
Valerie De Cruz, Director, Greenfield Intercultural Center
Dr. Lucy Fowler Williams, Senior Sabloff Keeper of American Collections, Penn Museum