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Biocultural Diversity for Food System Transformation Under Global Environmental Change

Biocultural diversity is central to the nutrition, resilience, and adaptive capacity of Indigenous and traditional peoples, who collectively maintain the longest ongoing human experiences with the provision of food under environmental change. In the...

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10/18/21
Urban Arboreta: Havens of Biodiversity Provide Important Information on Tree Pests

Starting in 2015, the USDA Forest Service entered a partnership with Arnold Arboretum (Boston, MA) and Green-Wood Cemetery (Brooklyn, NY) to sample stressed trees for native and non-native wood boring insect species, specifically targeting potential...

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10/18/21
Landscape for a Living World

As we become more aware of the impact human activities can have on our world’s environment, landscape professionals are increasingly inspired to create beautiful designs that coexist well with their surrounding ecosystems. One result is a growing use...

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10/18/21
For the Love of Moths

 

As someone spends a lot of her time trying to convince others that insects are incredible animals worth saving (just think of the biodiversity! Their intrinsic value! The ecosystem services!), it can still be surprisingly easy for me to forget...

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10/18/21
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October Lunch and Learn: Food Town, USA Book Talk

We were joined for a lunch and learn by author Mark Winne, to talk about his book Food Town, USA. The book looks at local food movements in 7 cities across the US, and how these movements are transforming towns impacted by disappearing...

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10/6/21
Finding the Mother Tree: A Conversation with Suzanne Simard

As a pioneer in the field of plant communication, ecologist Suzanne Simard has spent a lifetime rigorously documenting the forests of North America and the Arctic. Rather than simple collections of individual plants, these forests are complex...

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10/1/21
Forest Bathing 101: Tapping into Everyday Nature

An interactive, meditative “stroll” guided by Judy Beaudette, who explains the history behind forest bathing (‘shinrin yoku’ in Japan), a research-based mindfulness practice that offers wellness through immersion in nature. Evidence-based research...

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9/28/21
LGBTQ Inclusion in Public Gardens: A Toolkit

Public gardens increasingly recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion in their work. This toolkit provides concrete ways to address LGBTQ inclusion in gardens. It explains the importance of LGBTQ inclusion, including the challenges LGBTQ...

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9/20/21
Bartlett: Needle Diseases of Conifers

Needlecast and needle blight are terms applied to a variety of foliage disorders of many coniferous species. These diseases are usually more severe on young trees or on trees growing outside of their natural range. Disease severity and corresponding...

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9/15/21
Why eye-catching graphics are vital for getting to grips with climate change

This article provides valuable insights on using visuals to help improve climate change communications. As calls for change grow louder in light of the latest IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report and in the run up to COP26 conference...

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9/3/21
Perception of Nature Play in Children’s Gardens: A Survey of Decision Makers from North American Public Gardens

Children’s gardens have been an increasingly popular addition to North American public gardens in the last two decades. Unlike their counterparts established in healthcare facilities and early-education centers, children’s gardens in public gardens are...

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8/27/21
Using Zoom for Virtual Programs: Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices

Many gardens turned to Zoom in a hurry last year to build out virtual programming for youth and adult educational programs, large meetings, and other events. The convenience and accessibility of online programming helped broaden audiences and overcome...

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8/24/21
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Education Town Hall

Join the Education Community for their Annual Meeting and Town Hall to discuss current issues and ideas in the world of education.

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8/19/21
Key takeaways from the new IPCC report

Ahellish northern summer laced with deadly heat waves, perilous floods, and massive wildfires may be just a preview of coming attractions, according to a blockbuster new assessment from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The...

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8/17/21
Learning About Forests (LEAF) Outdoor Education Activities for Schools, Using Nature as a Classroom

Learning about Forests’ vision is to see an increased level of awareness and knowledge about the key role forest ecosystems play on our planet. Through its pedagogical process, the programme helps reflect on all the functions forests fulfil; cultural,...

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8/10/21
Making Interpretation Videos Easy: Top Tips From the Field

For the past few years at Royal Botanical Gardens, we’ve been making simple videos for social media using cell phones. This fun side-of-the-desk project has become critical in the past month as we move from interpreting our gardens and nature...

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8/5/21
Study links active forest management to reduced tick populations

Active management of forests, including timber harvesting to meet silvicultural objectives, can influence the transmission dynamics of tick-borne diseases such as Lyme, anaplasmosis and babesiosis, according to a new study by a team of University of...

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8/3/21
Loon Preservation Committee works to keep loons’ eerie call echoing across New Hampshire’s lakes

The Loon Preservation Committee, based in New Hampshire, has been studying the breeding behaviors of loons for decades. The Local Motives duo Nate Murray and Cody Pfister went to New Hampshire to learn from the committee team. Climate change, with its...

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7/30/21
Climate Action and Sustainability Plan for Mount Auburn Cemetery

The staff and Board of Trustees declare Mount Auburn’s commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by FY2050 in this document, Mount Auburn’s first Climate Action Plan. This document reports scope 1 and scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions for fiscal years...

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7/26/21
2021 Annual Conference On-Demand

Missed the conference? Our virtual conference is available on-demand!

All on-demand packages begin with our baseline, which includes all virtual garden tours with Q&A, Industry Insights Rapid Fire, Celebrate Design Rapid Fire, Opening...

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7/19/21

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