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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.
At American colleges and universities today, one in two students feels more than average stress, while one in three suffers from a mental illness. Clearly, the mental well-being of students on these campuses is a cause of great concern.
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.