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Canada is home to about 5087 species of higher plants of which 25% were introduced to Canada either deliberately or by accident. The richness of botanical species is highest in the southern, more densely settled parts of the country.
The power of citizen science to contribute to both science and society is gaining increased recognition, particularly in physics and biology.
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.
Engaging the public in sustainable actions is essential for reaching local and global sustainability goals.
Originating in Europe in the 16th century, botanic gardens are found in nearly every country in the world.
The Public Gardens Sustainability Index represents a holistic approach to define principles and best practices for operational sustainability, sector-wide.
Crop wild relatives are potential sources of traits for crop improvement, especially for developing varieties tolerant to biotic and abiotic stresses. Wild food plants, on the other hand, constitute important components of the diets of many people.
In 2015, world leaders issued a clarion call to promote sustainable development by tackling climate change and environmental sustainability, growing inequalities and social exclusion, and ensuring economic opportunities for all.
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.