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See Bizarre Seeds and Fruits from around the Globe

When it comes to admiring plants, flowers can hog all the attention. And though the ephemeral blooms may be dazzling, what appears after the petals fade—the fruits and seeds—are elegant in their own right.

In his new book The Hidden Beauty of...

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7/2/21
Moss and Moss Substitutes for Japanese Gardens

Moss, used as a ground cover, can create a feeling of being surrounded by a lush and ancient space. Mosses have become an attractive feature of Japanese gardens starting in the late 1800’s. In many areas outside of Japan, however, face challenges...

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7/2/21
IDEA Café: Replacing Token Representation with a Culture of Allyship

Many organizations seek to implement IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility) initiatives by diversifying representation through hiring or bringing onboard individuals who represent the ethnic group, gender, or age group they lack within...

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7/2/21
Women and Giving

Women have long been the driving force behind giving decisions in many households, but their philanthropic opportunities are on the rise as they come to control a larger share of wealth. Women are already responsible for more than a third of all wealth...

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7/1/21
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Emerging Professionals Town Hall

Join the Emerging Professionals Community for their Annual Meeting and Town Hall to discuss current issues and ideas in the world of emerging professionals.

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6/30/21
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Volunteer Town Hall/Annual Meeting

Join us for our June 2021 Volunteer Community joint Town Hall and Annual Meeting!   

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6/29/21
Advancing Food Equity in Chicago

The City’s Food Equity Agenda is a multi-year effort, crafted in partnership with a cross-section of community and City representatives, to transform the food system by removing barriers to urban farming, supporting BIPOC food entrepreneurs, and better...

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6/25/21
IN CONVERSATION: An Episode on Climate Justice & Queer and Trans Liberation

This episode brings together five queer and trans climate justice organizers to talk about how struggles for queer and trans liberation connect with fights for climate justice. From cities across the U.S. to Belgium and Botswana, we discuss how queer...

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6/25/21
Leading with Intent: Reviewing the State of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on Nonprofit Boards

 In Leading with Intent: Reviewing the State of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on Nonprofit Boards, we explore the findings and provide context for the data to help inform your own racial equity journeys as you seek to become more equity-focused...

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6/25/21
Why ‘tiny forests’ are popping up in big cities

Community forests the size of a basketball court can make an outsized difference, providing shade, attracting plants and animals, and even storing a bit of carbon.

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6/25/21
Vanishing yet vital: Western U.S. butterflies in decline

Several recent studies show pollinators, including butterflies, provide $34 billion worth of services in a year. Butterfly observations have declined an estimated 1.6% annually over the past four decades in the western U.S., a decline noted as being “...

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6/25/21
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Plant Nomenclature & Taxonomy and Plant Collections Town Hall

The Plant Taxonomy & Nomenclature and Plant Collections Communities teamed up to host our joint Town Hall meeting. We welcomed our incoming Community Chairs, shared progress and outcomes from our annual projects, and charted a course for the year...

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6/24/21
Conserving Plant Diversity in New England

Conserving Plant Diversity in New England is a groundbreaking new report resulting from a two-year collaboration between Native Plant Trust and The Nature Conservancy. The report provides a scientific framework and detailed roadmap for conservation...

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6/23/21
As Climate Warms, a Rearrangement of World’s Plant Life Looms

Previous periods of rapid warming millions of years ago drastically altered plants and forests on Earth. Now, scientists see the beginnings of a more sudden, disruptive rearrangement of the world’s flora — a trend that will intensify if greenhouse gas...

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6/22/21
Capturing a Substrate’s Potential

Water is a main point of research in the Horticultural Substrates Laboratory at North Carolina State University pertaining to its capture, retention, and availability within soilless substrates during the production of container-grown crops.

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6/22/21
Scientific Outcome of the IPBES-IPCC co-sponsored workshop on biodiversity and climate change

Unless the world stops treating climate change and biodiversity collapse as separate issues, neither problem can be addressed effectively, according to a report issued by researchers from two leading international scientific panels. In December 2020,...

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6/22/21
Dallas Urban Forest Master Plan

The Dallas City Council recenrlt adopted the city's first urban forest master plan, with 14 recommendations for a unified approach to build a resilient and equitable urban forest. They include ensuring city regulations support tree canopy preservation...

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6/22/21
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June 2021 Food & Agriculture Town Hall

Annual Community Initiatives & Goals Check-In

Join the Food & Agriculture Community to meet new leadership and learn about exciting opportunities! Join in the discussion about the problems, solutions, and unknowns of the...

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6/21/21
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6/18/21
Attitudes and Biases as Barriers for Deaf People

This course is designed to provide participants with resources to increase their awareness of the ethnic and cultural diversity within the deaf community; and that there is no “one” deaf community but rather many. Also, participants will learn to...

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6/18/21

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