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Consistent with their historical focus on the functional utility of plants, botanical gardens have an important opportunity to help ensure global food and ecosystem security by expanding their living collections, research and education programmes to emp
The Climate Change, Global Food Security, and U.S.
The more than 320 million Americans alive today depend on plants for our food, clothing, shelter, medicine, and other critical resources.
The purpose of this research was to investigate the prevalence and depth of food-related programs currently offered by members of the American Public Gardens Association.
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.
Food lies at the heart of both health and sustainability challenges.