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IDEA Cafe: Successful IDEAs

For this IDEA Cafe, we are highlighting IDEA success stories! Gardens are doing amazing things to be more inclusive and diversifying their programming, membership, and much more! Join this uplifting Cafe to learn about and celebrate initiatives taking place at member gardens that have benefited both the garden and their community. Presentations will be followed by a Q+A session.

Speakers (in order of appearance):

  • MaryLynn Mack, COO, South Coast Botanic Garden, "How Would a Garden Watered by Music Grow?"
  • John Berryhill, Landscape Curator, Smith College, "From Policies to Personal Relationships: IDEA Work at the Botanic Garden of Smith College"
  • Yvonne Garcia Bardwell, Associate Director of Community Relations, Denver Botanic Garden, "Creating Community Connections"
  • Nate Kells, Membership Manager, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, "ArbAccess Program Overview"

Introductions by: Briana Berkowitz, Professional Development, Assistant American Public Gardens Association 

Video edited by: Caitlin Simkovich, Creative Projects Coordinator, American Public Gardens Association 

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