What are other educators doing to support the GSPC? - Target 16
Target 16: Networks for plants conservation activities established or strengthened at national, regional and international levels.
Are you active in conservation education networks? Do you share your ideas and experiences with others in the same field?
The Thrive network officially started in 1998. It is made up of over 800 independent social and therapeutic gardening projects based all over the UK. It was developed in recognition that there are thousands of independent social and therapeutic gardening projects who often feel isolated, marginalised and under-resourced. Thrive has set up a series of services to encourage, support and give practical help.
Kim Pierpoint, Thrive
Biological conservation section, horticultural section and education involved in this.
Liz Marrs, Chester Zoo
Member and participant of BGEN, PlantNetwork, Devon Gardens Trust, lecture for local groups and always bring in importance of plants and environment.
Sarah Chesters, RHS Rosemoor
As above staff committee for Conservation & Environment issues includes member of education team.
Royal Horticultural Society
Working with BGEN and PlantNetwork
Dr Neil Paterson, University of Dundee Botanic Garden
All member of staff on management team are also members of education and conservation networks.
Louise Bustard, Glasgow Botanic Gardens
We are part of PlantNetwork, BEGN, BGCI and local Wildlife Trust.
Louise Allen, University of Oxford Botanic Garden
Whole pinetum team is involved in international, national and local links.
Cath Armstrong, Bedgebury Pinetum
Horticultural team involved with BGEN, PlantNetwork and at board level with the Institute of Horticulture. BGCI member and supporter.
Sue Minter, Eden Project
Networking regionally and nationally is a core activity.
Trevor Roach, National Botanic Gardens, Wales
Members of BGEN , Plant Network, attend national and international courses.
Karen Van Oostrum, University of Cambridge Botanic Gardens
Chair BGEN, member of DEFRA education group, developing strategy for England Biodiversity Education implementation. Regular support for BGCI training network and conferences.
Gail Bromley, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
BGEN member, BGCI member.
Michael Holland, Chelsea Physic Garden
Natural history centre – BGEN member
School of biological sciences – BGCI member
Mandy Tulloch, University of Aberdeen, Cruickshank Botanic Garden