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The United Nations has established a new decade, beginning in 2020, focused on the power of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).
Academic campuses across the Great Plains can serve as landscapes for teaching and learning about native flora of cultural importance with regard to food, medicine, and lifeways.
Educators know, based on years of research, that effective learning happens when learners are:
Plants permeate human life. Our physical and cultural environments are infused with the lives of plants. Even the oxygen in the air we breathe is the result of their biological processes.
Public Gardens are positioned to not only support the protection of plants but lessons about how they intersect with thriving communities as well.