Role of Public Gardens in a Changing Climate

Role of Public Gardens in a Changing Climate

Public gardens collaborate with scientists to study how global climate change impacts local plant growth, while also actively displaying the effects climate change. Public gardens have the opportunity to educate and engage the community and moderate an open, honest dialog about climate change. What is the difference between weather and climate change? Weather is impacted by climate and changes […]

Pollinators Benefit from Mixing Native and Non-Native Plants

Pollinators Benefit from Mixing Native and Non-Native Plants

Current research indicates that mixing native and non-native plants in a designed landscape increases pollinator habitat. Mixed native and non-native plants in a designed landscape (i.e., near-native landscapes) are more likely to contain a higher diversity of food resources over longer periods of time for pollinators and, therefore, containing more diverse pollinator communities. The Lurie […]