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Collecting for Collections: The Public Garden Role in Tree Gene Conservation

Arboreta and gardens have an ability to fill an important role in germplasm conservation by participating in ex situ collections. Globally, trees are facing a human-driven mass extinction, and our native flora

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9/24/16
Forests & Climate Change

Dedicated to preserving our forests and replanting trees, American Forests provide information on the impacts of climate change on forests. The challenges facing trees from fire, urban areas, water and other issues are explored.

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11/1/15
Energy-Saving Trees

Public gardens have the capacity to have a positive influence on their community though interactions with their guests.

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9/22/16
The Agave Blues: Importance of Tequila in Mexican Culture

The Blue Agave (Maguey Azul, Agave tequilana) is an example of a very important plant in Mexico’s history, culture, and commerce. For over two hundred and fifty years, the national drink of Mexico has been produced in and near Tequila, Jalisco.

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7/9/17
Healing Hearts and Minds through Strolls for Well-Being

Searching for a new way to demonstrate your public garden is “more than just a pretty place?” Attend and learn to harness your garden’s power to improve lives.

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9/24/16
The Ecological Atlas Project: Building Ecological Literacy through Art, Science & Technology

This presentation will show the profound role that art, science, and technology play in building ecological literacy and resilience. Presented by award-winning landscape architect and educator, Roberto Rovira,

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9/24/16
Garden of Horrors

WARNING: Several Association members have teamed up to tell a series of terrifying tales – some so shocking, so creepy that you may not sleep a full night again.

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9/24/16
Student Presentations

Consisting of several 15-minute presentations, this session is devoted exclusively to having the future leaders of public horticulture share their latest research findings.

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9/26/16
K-12 Career Education: Inspiring the Next Generation of Garden Professionals

As fewer students choose careers in horticulture, it is imperative for public gardens to raise awareness for the diverse career opportunities available in our industry to inspire the next generation of horticul

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9/26/16
Teacher Training Mash-Up: Creative Ways to Break Barriers & Engage Educators

This session is a rapidfire mash-up of 5-minute snapshots of creative teacher engagement strategies, small-group brainstormings, and facilitated dialogues.

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9/26/16

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