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2023 Collection Guidelines

The American Public Gardens Association is partnering with the United States Forestry Service’s Forest Health Protection to establish living gene banks of US tree species at risk, by collecting plant material (seed, cuttings, as appropriate) from...

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9/14/22
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Grow Your Technology Practices: Give Your Patrons and Members a World Class Guest Experience

You work tirelessly to maintain your beautiful gardens and give your visitors a magical experience when they come to wander through the blooms. It is important to treat your members and visitors with the same level of care and cultivate strong...

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9/13/22
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September Lunch & Learn: Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Conservation at Desert Botanical Garden

Desert Botanical Garden is supporting monarch butterflies and pollinators through its Great Milkweed Grow Out initiative. They are growing native plants for pollinators, creating urban and wildlands habitat, and leading many research projects to help...

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9/9/22
10 Donation Page Best Practices for Nonprofits

According to the 2022 Blackbaud Charitable Giving Report, online giving grew 9% in 2021 and now accounts for 12% of a nonprofit’s total revenue – and those numbers will continue to grow in coming years. Also important to be aware of is that 28% of...

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9/6/22
Teaching Tools About Biodiversity

The biodiversity resource guide is designed to give you all the information you need to teach your students about biodiversity and the impacts of human activity. The guide provides basic biodiversity facts, why biodiversity and nature matter, what...

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9/6/22
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2022 Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility (IDEA) Café & Lunch

Join us for a special IDEA Café focusing on Identity. Learn about the diverse identities present in the public garden community and how it influences the work they do in our field. We will have panel discussion with leaders in the garden and non-profit...

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8/24/22
Bouncing Forward: Resilience and Growth During Hardship

Resilience has been a theme for the Public Garden community and recently BHS invited Bob VandePol to speak on behalf of Resilience and Growth; how institutions bounce forward. Bob has a long career in crisis management. His team managed CCN’s Command...

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8/15/22
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August Lunch & Learn: Balancing Beauty with Sustainability: Integrated Pest Management at Phipps

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens strives to bring the beauty of plants from around the world to Pittsburgh while inspiring people to take actions toward sustainability and environmental stewardship. Integrated pest management is designed to...

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8/5/22
2022 CommUNITY of Gardens Annual Conference On-Demand

Did you miss our annual conference? Our conference sessions in Portland were recorded and are now available on-demand!

Select All Track Access to see all sessions or choose one or more track to access only those sessions (tracks include Garden...

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8/2/22
The State of Virtual & Hybrid Offerings at Cultural Organizations, Volume 1: The Future of the Visitor Experience.

Since the emergence of the COVID-19 crisis in Spring 2020, museums have significantly altered their approaches to audience engagement, visitor services, programming, operations, and more. In particular, digital has permeated nearly every facet of...

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8/1/22
Summer 2022 Heat Exposure: Managing Safety & Risk Factors

As of June 16, 2022 the NOAA Climate Prediction Center indicates seasonal outlook for July, August and September favors above normal seasonal mean temperatures across the majority of the US. New England and portions of the Midwest have the highest...

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7/18/22
Will Museums & Cultural Institutions Find a Place in the Metaverse?

Ever since Facebook’s highly hyped rebranding to Meta in October 2021, the public imagination has been captivated by the nebulous entity known as “the Metaverse.” Across the New York Times, Washington Post, Forbes, and other mainstream media outlets,...

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7/11/22
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July Lunch & Learn: An Introduction to ACORN: The Digital Collections of The Morton Arboretum

ACORN (Arboretum COllections & Resources Nexus) provides online access to the special collections of the Sterling Morton Library and other Morton Arboretum resources like images, videos, and documents. This is an amazing resource for educators,...

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7/8/22
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June Lunch & Learn: Plants/Place – Virtual Ethnobotanical Interpretation

Using ethnobotany in public garden interpretation is a great way to engage new and diverse audiences; making it virtual provides access regardless of location, income, or whether or not you’re willing to brave the Texas summer sun.

In this Lunch...

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6/3/22
Ask an Expert: Executive Directors

Executive Directors spend some time speaking for their gardens in the public eye and a lot of time doing work behind the scenes. Have you ever wondered what that work really looks like or whether it might be something you aspire to one day? Join us for...

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5/26/22
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May Lunch & Learn: Mentor Match

The American Public Gardens Association has launched a new online Mentor Match program to connect our members with other public horticulture professionals for mutual professional development. The new program integrates with the Association’s existing...

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5/6/22
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Take Presentations to the Next Level

Learn how to take your presentation skills to the next level with advice and insights from seasoned speaker Brian Vogt, CEO of Denver Botanic Gardens. A brief Q&A follows his presentation. This talk was given during the May 2022 Council of...

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5/3/22
Access Nature: Inclusion in the Outdoors

Organized by North American Association for Environmental Education

How do we create spaces in nature that are truly welcoming for disabled people? What does accessibility actually mean and how do we implement it? Loren Penman and Syren...

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5/2/22
On-Demand: How Your Garden Can Impact the Local Economy

Have you considered the impact your garden has on local and regional economic health? Gardens occupy a unique place in the cultural, environmental, and economic landscape, and the reach your garden has can be bigger than you think. Join us for an on-...

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4/28/22

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