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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
Attitudes and Biases as Barriers for Deaf People

This course is designed to provide participants with resources to increase their awareness of the ethnic and cultural diversity within the deaf community; and that there is no “one” deaf community but rather many. Also, participants will learn to...

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6/18/21
Inclusivity in Cooperative Extension Programming, With an Emphasis on Natural Resources and Climate Change

Through a case study from Washington, DC, participants will learn how to get feedback from historically underrepresented groups and tailor cooperative extension programs to people of different races, ages, and academic backgrounds.

Some people...

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10/27/20
Anti-racism in the Outdoors Resource Guide

In this tumultuous period, in which we’re each striving to increase our knowledge of and sensitivity to racial equity issues, we were motivated to research and compile this resource guide to ‘Anti-racism in the Outdoors: Resources related to inclusion...

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8/5/20
Virtual IDEA Cafe 2020

Hosted by the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee with special guests Anna Brunner, Senior Equity and Justice Coordinator for the National Wildlife Federation and Abra Lee, 2020 Longwood Fellow. Check out this video and...

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7/29/20
Creating a More Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Garden: Workshop Facilitator Handbook

As the American Public Garden Association’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee works to develop strategy, resources, and tools for member gardens like yours, it has become apparent that there is no “one size fits all”...

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12/16/19
Growing North Minneapolis: Connecting Youth and Community through Garden-based Experiential Learning

Growing North Minneapolis (GNM) is an urban agriculture and youth development summer program sited in the North Minneapolis, MN, neighborhood. The program is a university–community partnership between faculty at the University of Minnesota (UMN) and...

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9/23/19
Why Consider Using the Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®)

The Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) is the premier, cross-cultural assessment of intercultural competence that is used by thousands of individuals and organizations to build intercultural competence to achieve international and domestic...

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9/18/19
Examining Equitable and Inclusive Work Environments in Environmental Education: Perspectives from the Field and Implications for Organizations

This study, led by the Research Group at the Lawrence Hall of Science, was commissioned as part of a planning grant, funded by the Pisces Foundation, to support the design of a professional learning workshop series for outdoor science organizations....

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7/29/19
Creating a More Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Garden

It has become apparent that there is need for actionable steps that member institutions can take to become more welcoming for their visitors, staff, and volunteers. The “Creating a More Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Garden” workshop was born from...

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7/9/19
Organizational Assessment Resource for Senior-Level Leaders

This resource developed by the 2018-2019 Longwood Fellows cohort provides a framework that senior-level leaders can use to assess their organizations. It offers specific reasoning, definitions, and strategies—the why, what, and how—for topics that are...

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6/3/19
Board & Governance Documents

These documents help address the following questions/topics to help those gardens in need of developing best practices for working with and recruiting your board:

  • How to navigate board members that have numerous professional and personal
  • ...
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3/18/19
Racial Diversity in Public Garden Leadership

As the demographics of the United States grow more diverse, nonprofits are challenged to engage all constituents in order to remain relevant and financially sustainable as they plan for the future. Public gardens, as environmental and cultural...

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2/14/19
Racial Diversity in Public Garden Internships

Public gardens are in dire need of emerging professional horticulturists.The lack of people of color in public horticulture means the profession is missing out on a large segment of the nation’s talent and valuable perspectives and contributions to the...

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1/30/19
Chicago Botanic Garden Supplier Diversity Policy

The Chicago Botanic Garden recognizes its responsibility to the communities which it serves and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination. It is the policy and commitment of the Garden not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national...

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1/9/19
Facing Change: Insights from the American Alliance of Museums’ Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion Working Group

This document presents a shared vocabulary and a set of basic principles to guide
professionals toward incorporating Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) into the heart of their work. It is meant to be a starting place, not an...

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5/4/18
Inclusion & Diversity Roadmap

The Association Diversity & Inclusion Committee along with The Duke Mansion have created an Inclusion & Diversity Roadmap for those interested in better understanding BMPs for implementing change and becoming a more inclusive organization. 

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3/5/18
Let's Talk Climate: Messages to Motivate U.S. Latinos

Climate change is not a new issue for Latinos living in the United States. Many Latino leaders have provided leadership on climate, and organizations are working to engage Latinos in solutions. Latino climate leadership is accelerating, but further ...

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11/6/17
Holocaust Survivors and War Veterans: Unique Rehabilitation Programs for Socially Aware Gardens

Jerusalem Botanical Gardens has pioneered a change in the role public gardens play in their community. A large part of their social programming is dedicated to rehabilitation programs for demographics that are specific to the geographical location:...

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7/7/17