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Green spaces (zoos, city parks, and urban farms) and cultural institutions are capturing our gap audiences—racial minorities, youth and young adults, and people of lower socioeconomic status.
Despite the resonant theme of plant biodiversity inherent in the public garden sector, institutions grapple with a staggering lack of human biodiversity in their staffs, member base, donors, and audiences.
The staff and visitors of many public gardens are less diverse than the communities they serve. Events, policies, and Carl Linnaeus’s categorization of humans have created long-standing barriers.
Climate change is not a new issue for Latinos living in the United States.
The Chicago Botanic Garden always has been committed to the concept of welcoming all visitors--regardless of their abilities--to fully participate in and enjoy its grounds and range of programs.