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Asset-Based Community Development Institute Toolkit:  

The following is a collection of tools from ABCD faculty members as well as individuals and organizations that embody the principles of ABCD in their work.

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10/16/19
Top 10 Plants: Increasing Awareness of Plants

Urbanization, lack of contact with the natural world, and growing up removed from agriculture has contributed to a void of knowledge relating to food and food production, along with a phenomenon known as plant blindness.

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9/26/19
Will Changes to Endangered Species Act Worsen the Biodiversity Crisis?

More than 450 scientists from around the world recently released findings showing that up to one million species may become threatened with extinction.

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9/18/19
An Update of the Literature Supporting the Well-Being Benefits of Plants: Part 2 Physiological Health Benefits

This paper focused on providing evidence from the literature regarding the physiological health benefits associated with plants, thereby influencing the physiological, psychological, and cognitive well-being constructs affecting quality of life.

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8/20/19
A Road Map for Conservation, Use, and Public Engagement around North America’s Crop Wild Relatives and Wild Utilized Plants

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

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8/20/19
Do Experiences With Nature Promote Learning? Converging Evidence of a Cause-and-Effect Relationship

Do experiences with nature – from wilderness backpacking to plants in a preschool, to a wetland lesson on frogs—promote learning? Until recently, claims outstripped evidence on this question.

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5/20/19
Indigenous knowledge networks in the face of global change

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

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5/7/19
Scaling up public engagement in botanical research

Public engagement in botanical research has the potential to simultaneously advance research, science literacy, research sustainability, and workforce diversification goals, if strategies are carefully crafted and implemented to do so.

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1/30/19
Introducing: The MYGARDEN Campaign

Association Director of External Relations Joan Thomas gives an introduction to the MYGARDEN campaign supported by Association affinity partner, MobileCause. Learn how to use this platform to raise money during National Public Gardens Week. 

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1/18/19
Roots

In this issue BGCI considers how to develop education programmes from scratch, a curse and blessing that can be infrequently bestowed on botanic garden educators in gardens with well-established public engagement offers.

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11/1/17

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