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The Blue Agave (Maguey Azul, Agave tequilana) is an example of a very important plant in Mexico’s history, culture, and commerce. For over two hundred and fifty years, the national drink of Mexico has been produced in and near Tequila, Jalisco.
Centennial Trees is a nine-year-old outreach program of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens that educates the community on the importance of planting locally-sourced native tree seedlings in public spaces.
Jerusalem Botanical Gardens has pioneered a change in the role public gardens play in their community.
As the #PlantsDoThat infographic shows, plants benefit society in many ways:
To be tenable in the modern age, botanical gardens are obligated to be more than just display gardens but are called to be active parts of their community, both locally and globally.
Are you interested in leveraging your collections to reach out to the public about food and agriculture?
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.
How can we help identify and train the public garden and environmental leaders of tomorrow? By starting early!
As public gardens continue to place increased emphasis on sustainable landscape and operational strategies, learning to look to the sciences of ecology and natural areas management becomes of greater practical
Arboreta and gardens have an ability to fill an important role in germplasm conservation by participating in ex situ collections. Globally, trees are facing a human-driven mass extinction, and our native flora