Garden Ecosystems – Research

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  • What plant species are well adapted to your site location?
  • Identify the characteristics of native and non-native species. Which fare better throughout the course of the season or in the face of extreme weather conditions?
  • How does a plant respond to a changing environment and climate? What mechanisms do certain plants have in place to deal more readily with environmental stress, such as drought or changing temperatures?
  • What are some sustainable gardening practices you are doing and/or can try in the garden?

Climate change resource highlight


One Seed at a Time: Fighting Climate Change in the Garden– Focus on monitoring, alleviating, and mitigating climate change’s impacts in the garden. Activities serve as a springboard for youth community action projects that help to fight climate change. 
military families Gardening with Military Family Members – Tools especially for military helping professionals and military family members to start and sustain gardening efforts.

more Cornell Garden-Based Learning Projects



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