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Humanity faces numerous challenges in adapting to a changing planet. Public gardens are an ideal setting in which to engage the public on how to be part of the solution.
Academic campuses across the Great Plains can serve as landscapes for teaching and learning about native flora of cultural importance with regard to food, medicine, and lifeways.
Educators know, based on years of research, that effective learning happens when learners are:
Public Gardens are positioned to not only support the protection of plants but lessons about how they intersect with thriving communities as well.
Issue guides provide the overall framework for the deliberative discussion and help forum participants focus on alternative courses of action.
The Social and Emotiona Learning (SEL) Challenge was designed to identify promising practices for empathy, teamwork, initiative, responsibility, and problem solving.
We are all connected to plants through the food we eat.
Connect with the communities you serve to create a better future for us all. Learn how some gardens have worked collaboratively to develop programs the serve both environmental and social goals.