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Exploring the Role of Vegetable Gardens at Public Gardens

This session aims to showcase the diverse ways vegetable gardens at various institutions address important subjects such as education, ornamental display, food production, community outreach, and even climate change. Speakers from various gardens will...

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6/21/18
Eat Your Way Through History

It is not always about the size of the garden or the diversity of plants. Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden is situated in the Historic District of Kernersville, North Carolina. The development of their Moravian Style Kitchen Garden ties history and...

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6/21/18
Discussing Climate Change with Agriculture and Natural Resources Audiences: Professional Perspectives

A collaboration between the Climate Learning Network and the Climate Science Initiative, this webinar draws on results from two studies (conducted with researchers Kaila Thorn, Allison Chatrchyan, Daniel Tobin, and Rama Radhakrishna) of natural...

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4/17/18
Crop Wild Relatives

80% of our calorie intake comes from just twelve plant species, 50% of our calories come from just the three big grasses; wheat, maize and rice. What would happen were we to lose one of these crops?

Watch an exclusive interview with Dr. Ruth...

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4/13/18
Coastal Roots Farm Evaluation Plan

Coastal Roots Farm (the Farm) envisions a world in which people in every community come together to grow and share healthy food, care for the land, help their neighbors, and strengthen the connections they have with each other. Its mission is to seed,...

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4/9/18
Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change: A Global Initiative to Collect, Conserve, and Use Crop Wild Relatives

The main objective of the“Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change” project is to collect and protect the genetic diversity of a portfolio of plants with the characteristics required for adapting the world’s most important food crops to climate change....

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4/6/18
Agroforestry: Enhancing Resiliency in U.S. Agricultural Landscapes Under Changing Conditions

Agroforestry, the intentional integration of trees and shrubs into crop and animal production systems, is being deployed to enhance productivity, profitability, and environmental stewardship of agricultural operations and lands across the United States...

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3/12/18
Jennifer Schwarz-Ballard from Chicago Botanic Garden: Embedding community work in your organisation

During this webinar Jennifer Schwarz-Ballard took us on a whistle-stop tour of the history of Chicago Botanic Garden's community work, some of their inspiring current projects, like ...

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3/8/18
An Evaluation of Food Systems Education and Interpretation in U.S. Public Gardens

The primary goals of this research were to 1) determine how public gardens are addressing food systems education, 2) discern what information gardens communicate about challenges facing food systems, and 3) identify barriers to including challenging...

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3/1/18
Expanding the role of botanical gardens in the future of food

Consistent with their historical focus on the functional utility of plants, botanical gardens have an important opportunity to help ensure global food and ecosystem security by expanding their living collections, research and education programmes to...

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3/1/18
Climate Change Global Food Security and the U.S. Food System

The Climate Change, Global Food Security, and U.S. Food System assessment represents a consensus of authors and includes contributors from 19 Federal, academic, nongovernmental, and intergovernmental organizations in four countries,...

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3/1/18
Agriculture and the Future of Food: The Role of Botanic Gardens

The more than 320 million Americans alive today depend on plants for our food, clothing, shelter, medicine, and other critical resources. Plants are vital in today’s world just as they were in the lives of the founders of this great...

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3/1/18
Food-Related Programming in Public Gardens

The purpose of this research was to investigate the prevalence and depth of food-related programs currently offered by members of the American Public Gardens Association. This research is comprised of two parts, survey and interviews...

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3/1/18
The CONSERVE Program: Transdisciplinary Research, Extension, and Education at the Nexus of Sustainable Water Reuse, Food and Health

A collaboration between ANREP and the Climate Learning Network (CLN), this webinar will provide an overview of CONSERVE, a USDA-NIFA-funded project tasked with facilitating the adoption of on-farm solutions that enable the safe use of nontraditional...

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1/31/18
Exploring Culinary Arts Programs at Public Horticulture Institutions

Demand for food and beverages that are locally grown and made, organic, and nutritious has been on the rise in recent years, and many public gardens are recognizing the interest in and need for programming about these topics. Public...

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12/4/17
A Changing Climate for Agriculture: Tools for Kick-starting Adaptation

This webinar introduces tools for collecting climate data, and how an Extension audience can use this data to support...

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11/16/17
eOrganic Webinars

Learn the latest in organic farming practices and research by attending or watching an eOrganic Webinar. 

In 2017 the Organic Seed...

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11/15/17
Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches, and Communities

This guide describes program resources ranging from grants and loans to technical assistance and information resources.

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11/13/17
Agriculture in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda

Check out this presentation for a breakdown of facts and information regarding the agriculture sector and what the next steps are as we look ahead to achieving the SDGs set in 2015. 

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10/24/17
Rewiring Food Systems to Enhance Human Health and Biosphere Stewardship

Food lies at the heart of both health and sustainability challenges. We use a social-ecological framework to illustrate how major changes to the volume, nutrition and safety of food systems between 1961 and today impact health and...

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10/23/17

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