Gardening & Climate Change: What You Can Do

Continuing Education Hours: Claim 1 hour if you watch the video, doing the readings, and complete the practice activity/quiz.

This Plants Plus is part of a Gardening and Climate Change series. We recommend you complete this short module after the Gardening and Climate Change: Introduction module. This module focuses on aspects of gardening that you can adopt to help lessen the effects of climate change.

You’ll learn to:

  • List examples of gardening strategies that mitigate or adapt to climate change.
  • Explain how these gardening strategies help mitigate or adapt to climate change

WATCH: What You Can Do

  • Presented by Diane Mayerfeld, Senior Outreach Specialist, Division of Extension, Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
  • Video is ~15 minutes long.


Read these articles from the Cornell Botanical Garden, authored by Cornell Emeritus Faculty Dr. David Wolfe, and from the University of Maryland Extension to get more ideas for what you can do to help lessen the effects of climate change.



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