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Just like diverse plants can’t be expected to all thrive in the same growing conditions, we can’t expect diversity to flourish without examining the “growing conditions” of our institutional environments at all levels.
This resource developed by the 2018-2019 Longwood Fellows cohort provides a framework that senior-level leaders can use to assess their organizations.
These documents help address the following questions/topics to help those gardens in need of developing best practices for working with and recruiting your board:
As the demographics of the United States grow more diverse, nonprofits are challenged to engage all constituents in order to remain relevant and financially sustainable as they plan for the future.
Public gardens are in dire need of emerging professional horticulturists.The lack of people of color in public horticulture means the profession is missing out on a large segment of the nation’s talent and valuable perspectives and contributions to the
The Chicago Botanic Garden recognizes its responsibility to the communities which it serves and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination.
Learn about new botanical gardens projects under development in Fort Collins, Pittsburgh, and Santa Fe, cities of diverse populations, geographic regions, and cultural histories.
Public gardens contain fundamental ingredients necessary to be sites of healing and growth.
Any garden or organization can benefit from a diversified volunteer corps with differing skill sets as well as being a welcoming and supportive space.
This document presents a shared vocabulary and a set of basic principles to guide