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Intersecting urban forestry and botanical gardens to address big challenges for healthier trees, people, and cities

Improving urban forests is one of the solutions to achieving several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and making cities healthier and more livable for people.

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7/15/19
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
Resetting the table for people and plants: Botanic gardens and research organizations collaborate to address food and agricultural plant blindness

Of the myriad gifts plants provide to humanity, food is among the most visible, as everyone needs to eat, every single day.

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5/28/19
Outreach Tools to Speak Out for Plants and Science

Contact your elected representatives and let them know how you feel about plants, our web of life, and the ecosystem services we all depend upon:

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5/13/19
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
NUCFAC Highlights: Growing the managers of tomorrow's sustainable urban forests

The role of urban forests continues to expand as society recognizes the potential contribution of green infrastructure to global sustainability, human health, and quality of life.

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8/28/18
Jennifer Schwarz-Ballard from Chicago Botanic Garden: Embedding community work in your organisation

During this webinar Jennifer Schwarz-Ballard took us on a whistle-stop tour of the history of Chicago Botanic Garden's community work, some of their inspiring current projects, like 

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3/8/18
Energy-Saving Trees

Public gardens have the capacity to have a positive influence on their community though interactions with their guests.

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9/22/16