NatureTalks was founded in 1999 to connect people with nature.
Dr. Colleen Carroll, founder and CEO of NatureTalks, has over 20 years of experience in urban forestry and environmental education. Her research is focused on generating practical materials for teachers, urban foresters, and the community.
NatureTalks was selected by the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council and the USDA Forest Service to provide answers about how to increase minority and underserved participation in urban greening across our nation.
Dr. Carroll traveled to Baltimore, the South Bronx, Tucson, and Chicago to learn on-site from neighborhood activists and urban greeners. These stories, captured in the book Increasing Uninvolved Participation in Urban and Community Forestry: It’s About More Than Trees, showcase the individuals who created change in their neighborhoods through greening. While plants are the tool, the gardens are always designed around creating social change–everything from cleaning up toxic soil to building an inner-city wonderland where neighborhood children can learn and play in nature.
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