Introduction to SPN, APGA and NPDN – Learn about the National Plant Diagnostic Network and the American Public Gardens Association, and how their collaborative efforts educate public garden professionals, volunteers and visitors to detect, diagnose and respond to serious pests and diseases through the Sentinel Plant Network, and why it’s vital to your work in plant conservation.     

Introduction to the Role of Public Gardens in Monitoring and Detecting – Learn how public gardens play a key role in early detection and rapid response to serious pests and diseases in their region before they become widespread, and why they’re so important to controlling emerging threats, educating others and promoting best practices for plant health.