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What are other educators doing to support the GSPC? - Target 9
Target 9: 70% of the genetic diversity of crops and other major socio-economically valuable plant species conserved and associated indigenous and local knowledge maintained.
Both medieval, herbal and grasses displays, with interpretation, on site.
We have a new herb garden with a Scottish bed and a new booklet about to be published on the ethnobotany of the wild plants of Glasgow
We believe there is not enough attention to crop issues and their impact on land use/ wild plant conservation and the impact of trade on them as livelihoods. This is a major exhibition focus for us.
Friends talks, gardens for life, foundation, Eden diploma in horticulture
Our ‘Physicians of Myddfai’ exhibition and programmes promote the work about medicinal plants – other economic plants yet to be developed.
Displays of crop plants interpreted to school groups. Medicinal plant display and trails – for adults and children
‘Healthy Herbie’ display explains about plants grown for producing drugs for licensed use. Annual Apple day ‘Visit your lunch’ tours introduction to the plants in your lunch. Interpretation in glasshouse for plants of socio-economic importance.
Work in Argentina with Andean indigenous groups in support of regional agrobiodiversity , disseminating information to local groups.
Involved with Ethnomedica project – cataloguing plant uses (especially traditional herbs) by visitors