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#PlantsDoThat, Horticulture: The Art, Science, & Business of Plants

As the #PlantsDoThat infographic shows, plants benefit society in many ways:

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3/30/17
UNESCO Sustainable Development Goals
UNESCO, as the United Nations’ specialized agency for education, is entrusted to lead and coordinate the Education 2030 Agenda, which is part of a global movement to eradicate poverty through 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
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9/6/17
Environmental Education: A Brief Guide for U.S. Grantmakers

Achieving a bright future for people and the planet requires addressing a host of current environmental challenges, while developing strategies and skills to address new ones that can emerge quickly and unpredictably.

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9/6/17
Biodiversity and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, agreed by the 193 States Members of the United Nations, sets out an ambitious framework of universal and indivisible goals and targets to address a range of global societal challenges.

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9/18/17
Public Gardens Sustainability Index - Proven Practice Workbook

The Proven Practice Workbook details how to implement sustainability measures introduced in the Sustainability Index. It is suggested to use these resources together.

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10/27/15
Third National Climate Assessment

On May 6, 2014, the White House released the third National Climate Assessment (NCA), which “assesses the science of climate change and its impacts across the United States, both now and thr

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10/28/15
Precipitation

As was felt recently at the South Carolina Botanical Garden, extreme precipitation and flooding can be exceptionally devastating. Excess rains can wash away trails, compromise bridges, and harm many varieties of plants in public gardens.

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10/28/15
Soil Moisture Data

Soil moisture is a key factor in determining the annual progress of natural environments and human systems.

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10/28/15
Severe Weather Data and Information

As spring arrives, it brings with it warmer weather, blossoming trees and flowers, singing birds, and severe weather such as hail, high winds, and tornadoes.

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10/28/15
Growing Degree Days

Growing degree days have been used widely for both agriculture and horticulture purposes since the 1950s to track temperature accumulation.

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10/28/15

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