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January Lunch & Learn: Intensive Vegetable Growing

The days of growing vegetables in long rows with generous space between are long gone! Intensive growing practice in agriculture refers to increasing the productivity of a growing space – allowing higher yields out of smaller spaces, reducing labor...

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12/15/21
The Future of Food: Science, Culinary History & More from Lost Feast

Christie Taylor speaks with Noa Lincoln, Katie Kamelamela, and Melissa K. Nelson about their work researching and restoring Indigenous foods to Hawaii and the mainland United States. They explained how these foods were disrupted by colonization, and...

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5/18/21
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Urban Agriculture Resilience Program Q&A

The United States Botanic Garden and the American Public Gardens Association are working to support public gardens and their partners in facilitating collaborative food-growing and education programs. For 2021, the...

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4/16/21
2019 One Health One Planet Symposium Resources

In March, 2019 the third-annual One Health One Planet symposium united thought leaders across disciplines to discuss One Health and the Future of Food, sharing groundbreaking new insights on the human, animal and ecological impacts of food and diet,...

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10/31/19
2019 Report of the FABLE Consortium: Pathways to Sustainable Land-Use and Food Systems

The Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land-Use, and Energy (FABLE) Consortium is a collaborative
initiative, operating as part of the Food and Land-Use Coalition, to understand how countries
can transition towards sustainable land-use and...

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8/27/19
Farm for the City: Gardening for the Greater Good

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society created a vegetable farm in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia. Visitors engaged with local experts in an exchange of knowledge about growing food and the impacts of community gardens. To engage a broad...

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6/28/19
Connecting through Controversy: 5 Perspectives on Food Systems Outreach

Food is personal and because of this, conversations around food and agriculture can be emotionally charged and even divisive. How can public gardens address polarizing subjects in food systems while doing these conversations justice? What are the risks...

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6/28/19
Building a Road Map for North American Crop Wild Relatives
To accomplish our goals, we must act soon, and we must work together. We endorse an ambitious regional initiative built on partnerships between plant conservation, land management, agricultural science, and botanical education and outreach...
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4/15/19
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

This presentation reveals how gardens efforts have helped surpass the goals of the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge! 

Highlights:

  • Top Pollinator Planting Towns and Cities
  • Garden Impact on Pollinator Diversity and
  • ...
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3/13/19
Sowing the seeds for interdisciplinary plant research and development in the Tropical Andes

In the Tropical Andes millions of people depend upon the use of wild and domesticated
biodiversity for their livelihoods, but the complex interactions between the
ecological and social components of the region’s ecosystems remain poorly...

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3/8/19
Grow your own food security? Integrating science and citizen science to estimate the contribution of own growing to UK food production

Own‐grown fruit and vegetable production in urban areas is increasingly assumed to increase food security, however, the evidence‐base to support this assumption is lacking. By integrating remotely sensed Geographic Information System data, fieldwork,...

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1/28/19
The Role of Public Gardens in American Urban Agriculture Programming

The American Public Gardens Association (the Association) and the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) set out to collaborate and conduct this study to understand the extent of urban agriculture program impacts. The goals of this research were to...

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11/1/18
Food Security and Nutrition in the Age of Climate Change

Thanks to the participation of 250 experts from all around the world, the International Symposium on Food Security and Nutrition in the Age of Climate Change (hereafter “Symposium”) highlighted the importance of food and agricultural systems in the...

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10/9/18
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
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
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
Gathering around the Table: How Six Gardens Connect People to Food

We are all connected to plants through the food we eat. A foodbased garden starts conversations and gets people interested while providing an entrée to programs and interpretation in numerous topics including science, history, literature, and even...

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7/9/17
From Pumpkins to Progress: Using Food Production and Agri-tourism to Enhance Financial Sustainability

Finding additional resources for food programs can be a daunting project. This session will highlight several approaches from agricultural experts to create/expand this type of programming. We will highlight projects that were instrumental in creating...

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7/9/17
The Power of the Plate: Celebrating Community Connections through Food and Agriculture

This session aims to explore ways that Gardens are harnessing the power of food to connect and convene diverse communities through stories of people, programs, practices, policy, procurement, and fund development. The presenters in this session are...

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7/9/17