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Vacant to Vibrant: How to Turn Vacant Lots into Vibrant Plots

Vacant lots in your neighborhood can illustrate neglect and seem like a waste of space. But, these open spaces can also serve as clean canvases for creative community projects that bring positive change. 

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8/28/19
Standing in the shadows of plants

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.

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7/30/19
Embracing Indigenous Values in Public Gardens and in Our Communities

Public Gardens are positioned to not only support the protection of plants but lessons about how they intersect with thriving communities as well.

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7/9/19
A Natural Connection: Green Spaces, Migratory Birds, and our our Lanitx Community

How do you invite Latinx visitors to your programs? Do these Spanish-speaking community members feel welcome in your space? We explore community partnerships and recommended approaches to maximize success.

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6/28/19
Connecting People to Nature: From Caring to Conservation and More

Hear from three experts exploring research, strategies, and benefits of connecting people to nature: Louise Chawla, University of Colorado; Lauren Watkins, Impact by Design; and Sheila Williams-Ridge, University of Minnesota. 

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5/20/19
Climate Change in the American Mind: Data, Tools, and Trends

In this article, we examine how the general public in the United States has viewed global warming over the past decade, identifying important trends in public understanding of global warming,

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4/18/19
Adopt-A-Pond/Field/Park Example Documents

Attached are a series of documents from various institutions and states that desribe their Adopt-A-Pond, Field, or Park Programs.

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4/1/19
The impact of Royal Botanic Gardens’ Community Greening

Community gardening is one of myriad ways in which humans and nature interact. A primary
objective of the study was to ascertain the impact of the Community Greening program on new

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1/16/19
Public Education and Outreach Opportunities for Crop Wild Relatives in North America

Successful programs of crop wild relative (CWR) exploration, conservation, and utilization are ultimately dependent on sustained public prioritization and support, which in turn requires public awareness and engagement.

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12/18/18
The role of botanical gardens in scientific research, conservation, and citizen science

Botanical gardens devote their resources to the study and conservation of plants, as well as making the world's plant species diversity known to the public. These gardens also play a central role in meeting human needs and providing well-being.

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10/1/18

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