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WS/C: A Brief History

The World Sensorium/Conservancy (WS/C), based in New York, is an extension of the World Sensorium project created by Gayil Nalls, Ph.D. Since its existence, the WS/C’s primary focus has been to examine the cultural value of iconic plants and understand the impact of human activity on the plants of World Sensorium and beyond. This environmental impact assessment found that the majority of iconic aromatic plants are at risk and have low conservation protection. 

The World Sensorium/Conservancy took form in 2017 when Gayil Nalls began collaborating with artists, scientists, and gardeners, informing them of her research findings and partnering with gardeners and small botanical gardens to widen the safety net for at risk plants.