Find a list of recommended readings (books, reports, blogs, websites etc.) related to the Communities in Nature interests and activities. This is by no means a comprehensive list of literature but you may find it useful if your work involves making your organisation more socially relevant and engaging with your local communities.
Growing the botanic gardens/museums social role
Crooke, E. (2008). Museums and Community: Ideas, Issues and Challenges. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge
Hooper-Greenhill, E., Dodd, J., Creaser, C., Sandell, R., Jones, C., & Woodham, A. (2007). Inspiration, Identity, Learning: The Value of Museums Second Study. Leicester: DCMS and RCMG.
Lynch, B. (2011). Whose Cake is it Anyway? A Collaborative Investigation into Engagement and Participation in 12 Museums in the UK. London: Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
Silverman, L.H. (2009). The Social Work of Museums. New York: Routledge.
Communities of Practice
Wenger, E. (2006). Communities of Practice, A brief introduction.
Wenger, E. (1999). Communities of Practice. Learning, meaning and identity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Byington, T. A. (2011). Communities of Practice: Using Blogs to Increase Collaboration. Intervention in School and Clinic, 46 (5), 280-291
Community engagement methods (Community participation and involvement)
Heritage Lottery Fund (2010). Thinking about…Community Participation.
Equality and Human Rights Commission (2009). Good practice in community engagement from an equality perspective. Equality and Human Rights Commission