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Asset-Based Community Development Institute Toolkit

The following is a collection of tools from ABCD faculty members as well as individuals and organizations that embody the principles of ABCD in their work.

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10/16/19
Communication Planning for New Garden Projects

Opening a new or renovated garden/garden space doesn't end with construction and plants! That's when the communications and marketing teams gear up to prepare the space for visitors and then work to get the word out.

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7/9/19
Embracing Indigenous Values in Public Gardens and in Our Communities

Public Gardens are positioned to not only support the protection of plants but lessons about how they intersect with thriving communities as well.

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7/9/19
Diversity through a Different Lens: Governance and Audience Engagement by Parks, Zoos, and Other Green Spaces

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.

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7/9/19
Creating Doors and Rooms: Taking Risks, Engaging Marginalized Communities, and Challenging the Status Quo

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.

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7/9/19
A Natural Connection: Green Spaces, Migratory Birds, and our Latinx Community

How do you invite Latinx visitors to your programs? Do these Spanish-speaking community members feel welcome in your space? We explore community partnerships and recommended approaches to maximize success.

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6/28/19
The Changing Face of America’s Public Garden Spaces and Community Gardens

Public gardens across America are responding to an influx of refugees/immigrants from many parts of the world with edible garden displays showcasing the increased diversity of our visitors.

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6/28/19
A Contemporary View Toward Making Public Gardens Racially Diverse and Equitable

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.

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6/28/19
Having Uncomfortable Conversations in Beautiful Places

Meaningful conversations leading to change happen in the gray areas of conversation. We must go beyond thinking in terms of black and white and speaking only with people who agree with us.

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6/28/19
Chicago Botanic Garden Veggie Rx Program

This presentation covers Chicago Botanic Garden's Veggie Rx Program, which was recently developed to increase fruit and vegetable consumption in underserved areas of Chicago.

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8/28/18

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