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National Germplasm Resources Laboratory FY2024 GUIDELINES FOR GERMPLASM EXCHANGE PROPOSALS

Deadline for submission: July 31, 2023 

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS) funds expeditions to arrange germplasm exchanges with foreign genebanks.  Germplasm exchange...

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3/27/23
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory FY2024 GUIDELINES FOR PLANT EXPLORATION PROPOSALS

Deadline for all exploration proposals: July 31, 2023 

Deadline for draft proposals (foreign explorations only): May 31, 2023 

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research...

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3/27/23
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March Lunch & Learn: The Leaf at Assiniboine Park

Speaker Gerald Dieleman, Senior Director, Horticulture at Assiniboine Park Conservancy, will share with you an introduction to The Leaf and the new Outdoor Gardens of the Leaf at Assiniboine Park. How The Leaf is plays a role in connecting people to...

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3/10/23
Public Garden - Volume 38, No. 1 - February, 2023

Read this issue of Public Garden here.

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Urban Agriculture Resilience Program
Creating Livable Cities

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2/7/23
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Ask An Expert: Arborists

In gardens where woody plants abound, arborists are key members of our horticultural teams- whether they're on staff full time or consult as needed. They help to care for sick trees and damaged trees, but they also keep healthy trees healthy...and so...

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1/26/23
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Make Your Presentation Accessible!

Have you considered ways you can make your presentation organized, engaging, and accessible for variable learners? Join accessibility and inclusion educator Katie Samson for a step-by-step guide to building a presentation you can be proud of.  Adult...

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1/25/23
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Plastic Pots in Horticulture: Waste Stream Issues & Solutions

Plastic containers have supported extraordinary growth and vitality across the U.S. Green Industry, but most garden plastic remains primarily landfill-bound. As public concern rises over plastic pollution, what options do public gardens have to help...

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9/29/22
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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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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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
2022 Flora of the Southeastern United States

The Flora covers the biogeographic region of the moist, relictual, unglaciated southeastern North America: south of the glacial boundary and east of the “dry line” to the west that marks a marked floristic boundary to the Great Plains prairies to the...

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4/21/22
The potential role of public gardens as sentinels of plant invasion

Public gardens can help prevent detrimental effects of plant invasions by collecting and sharing data on taxa spreading from cultivation early in the invasion process, thereby acting as sentinels of plant invasion. Existing initiatives have called for...

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4/21/22
Native Pollinator Garden Recipe Cards

These regionally specific Native Pollinator Garden Recipe Cards are designed with easy to follow guidelines for creating home pollinator gardens that provide diverse and colorful herbaceous floral displays and resources across growing seasons. The...

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1/27/22
Chesapeake Bay Trust Native Plant Species Selection Guide

A informational document on native plant species selection for the Chesapeake Bay region.

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10/29/21
Biocultural Diversity for Food System Transformation Under Global Environmental Change

Biocultural diversity is central to the nutrition, resilience, and adaptive capacity of Indigenous and traditional peoples, who collectively maintain the longest ongoing human experiences with the provision of food under environmental change. In the...

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10/18/21
Urban Arboreta: Havens of Biodiversity Provide Important Information on Tree Pests

Starting in 2015, the USDA Forest Service entered a partnership with Arnold Arboretum (Boston, MA) and Green-Wood Cemetery (Brooklyn, NY) to sample stressed trees for native and non-native wood boring insect species, specifically targeting potential...

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10/18/21
Botanic Garden Collections—An Under-Utilised Resource

Botanic gardens and arboreta around the world are repositories of diverse collections of useful plants in their gardens and seed banks. However, the crop and forestry communities often overlook these collections, and so they are an underutilised...

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9/28/21

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