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February Lunch & Learn: The Great Grow Along

In case you missed it in December! LaManda Joy, Co-Founder of The Great Grow Along, is back to discuss the upcoming Virtual Garden Festival, which is taking place from March 10 to March 19, 2023! In addition to this amazing - and free - event that may...

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2/3/23
Organizational Buy-In

How do we get an entire cultural organization on-board with accessibility and inclusion? For every organization this looks different: whether it’s forming an internal IDEA committee, senior leadership with personal community connections, passionate...

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1/31/23
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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
Garden Open House: Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories and Arboretum

Breaking old habits and expectations is hard to do. Fortunately, there are many things we can do to manage our Gardens and Landscapes in a more cost effective, esthetical and sustainable way. This open house will highlight some real-world examples of...

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11/11/22
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IDEA Cafe: Disability Inclusion at Gardens: A Participatory Workshop on Best Practices

Test your accessibility knowledge while hearing first-hand accounts of people who have come together at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) to create more inclusive experiences for visitors. Join advisors, consultants, and staff from BBG, to learn about...

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10/3/22
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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
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
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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
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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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
2022 Membership Insights Report: How 150 Experts Are Navigating Digital and Hybrid Initiatives in Museum Membership

We are excited to announce the release of our 2022 Membership Insights Report: How 150 Experts Are Navigating Digital and Hybrid Initiatives in Museum Membership. With fresh data and findings, this report examines what virtual offerings remain a...

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4/4/22
Indigenous farmers are ‘rematriating’ centuries-old seeds to plant a movement

Learn how heirloom plants from museums and seed banks are being reconnected with their original tribal stewards for cultural preservation and food security.

by Kalen Goodluck. 

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2/28/22
Potentially Problematic Common Names in North American Public Gardens

 The Plant Nomenclature & Taxonomy (PNT) Community of the American Public Gardens Association, in conjunction with the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL), has created a resource contextualizing plant common names in use today...

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12/17/21
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November Lunch and Learn: Creating Year End Fundraising Appeals

Did you know that more than 2/3 of charitable giving in the U.S. happens between November 15 and December 31 each year?  If you don’t offer your donors the chance to support your garden in that window, they will not have the chance to say “Yes!”  Is it...

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11/3/21
The susceptibility of botanic gardens, and their responses, to natural and man-made disasters

The next instalment in BGCI’s Technical Review series is now available: The susceptibility of botanic gardens, and their responses, to natural and man-made disasters

This Review looks at the nature, frequency and impacts of natural and man-made...

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10/29/21
The Status of Tribes and Climate Change Report

The Status of Tribes and Climate Change (STACC) Report seeks to uplift and honor the voices of Indigenous peoples across the U.S. to increase understanding of Tribal lifeways, cultures, and worldviews; the climate change impacts Tribes are experiencing...

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10/27/21
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
Forest Bathing 101: Tapping into Everyday Nature

An interactive, meditative “stroll” guided by Judy Beaudette, who explains the history behind forest bathing (‘shinrin yoku’ in Japan), a research-based mindfulness practice that offers wellness through immersion in nature. Evidence-based research...

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9/28/21
Climate Adaptation Actions for Urban Forests and Human Health

Urban areas can be particularly vulnerable to climate change due to extensive impervious cover, increased pollution, greater human population densities, and a concentration of built structures that intensify impacts from urban heat, drought, and...

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9/27/21

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