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North America’s agricultural and natural landscapes are vital to feeding humanity—they are home to many populations of important food plants and their wild relatives.
Crop wild relatives—the plant species closely related to agricultural crops—are valuable
genetic resources used by plant breeders to increase pest and disease resistance, stress
Green spaces (zoos, city parks, and urban farms) and cultural institutions are capturing our gap audiences—racial minorities, youth and young adults, and people of lower socioeconomic status.
Indigenous communities rely extensively on plants for food, shelter, and medicine. It is still unknown, however, to what degree their survival is jeopardized by the loss of either plant species or
This presentation covers Chicago Botanic Garden's Veggie Rx Program, which was recently developed to increase fruit and vegetable consumption in underserved areas of Chicago.
After opening the Lena Meijer Children's Garden in 2004, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park saw a 25% increase in membership and observed that more young families were visiting Meijer Gardens than ever before.