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January Lunch & Learn: Intensive Vegetable Growing

The days of growing vegetables in long rows with generous space between are long gone! Intensive growing practice in agriculture refers to increasing the productivity of a growing space – allowing higher yields out of smaller spaces, reducing labor...

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12/15/21
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6/18/21
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Urban Agriculture Resilience Program Q&A

The United States Botanic Garden and the American Public Gardens Association are working to support public gardens and their partners in facilitating collaborative food-growing and education programs. For 2021, the...

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4/16/21
Inventory and Design Opportunities for Pollinator Habitat on Working Lands

In this first webinar in a two-part series, planners will learn about inventory tools and whole farm conservation planning approaches to enhance pollinator and other wildlife habitat. Specifically, we will give an overview of key pollinator habitat...

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8/20/20
Food & Agriculture Community Webinar: Future Food Security & Conservation

American Public Gardens Association Food & Agriculture Community presents Devin Dotson of the US Botanic Garden and other speakers on a walk through of the Des Moines Road Map, developed last year as a result of the Celebrating Crop Diversity...

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2/19/20
Food & Agriculture Community Webinar: Soil Health

Learn about how Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms is working to develop vegetable farming systems that eliminate synthetic fertilizers, increase soil water holding capacity, and stimulate soil microbial activity all while sequestering more carbon...

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10/17/19
2019 Report of the FABLE Consortium: Pathways to Sustainable Land-Use and Food Systems

The Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land-Use, and Energy (FABLE) Consortium is a collaborative
initiative, operating as part of the Food and Land-Use Coalition, to understand how countries
can transition towards sustainable land-use and...

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8/27/19
Healthy soils for productive and sustainable agriculture: Evidence and barriers

Participants will learn how the practices that promote healthy soils can also lead to positive outcomes for water quality, water security and other environmental benefits, with a focus on the California context. Participants will also increase their...

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8/16/19
Farm for the City: Gardening for the Greater Good

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society created a vegetable farm in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia. Visitors engaged with local experts in an exchange of knowledge about growing food and the impacts of community gardens. To engage a broad...

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6/28/19
Connecting through Controversy: 5 Perspectives on Food Systems Outreach

Food is personal and because of this, conversations around food and agriculture can be emotionally charged and even divisive. How can public gardens address polarizing subjects in food systems while doing these conversations justice? What are the risks...

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6/28/19
Using Vitis Species to Improve Cultivated Grapes

Learn about how many grape species there are in and who is breeding new grapes along with other important information related to grape breeding and the current challenges involved! 

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4/15/19
Building a Road Map for North American Crop Wild Relatives
To accomplish our goals, we must act soon, and we must work together. We endorse an ambitious regional initiative built on partnerships between plant conservation, land management, agricultural science, and botanical education and outreach...
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4/15/19
Carbon, Crops and Covers

This webinar will demonstrate the role carbon plays in crop rotations with cover crops. Participate in this training to learn how carbon enters the plant and ultimately the soil. Also, learn where the carbon is located in a plant and the role exudates...

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3/29/19
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

This presentation reveals how gardens efforts have helped surpass the goals of the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge! 

Highlights:

  • Top Pollinator Planting Towns and Cities
  • Garden Impact on Pollinator Diversity and
  • ...
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3/13/19
Equipment for Mechanical Cultivation

Weed management is often cited as the top production challenge in organic systems, and organic growers primarily manage weeds with soil disturbance. This method of weed control can be counterproductive to soil-health. This webinar will be a virtual...

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3/11/19
Sowing the seeds for interdisciplinary plant research and development in the Tropical Andes

In the Tropical Andes millions of people depend upon the use of wild and domesticated
biodiversity for their livelihoods, but the complex interactions between the
ecological and social components of the region’s ecosystems remain poorly...

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3/8/19
Grow your own food security? Integrating science and citizen science to estimate the contribution of own growing to UK food production

Own‐grown fruit and vegetable production in urban areas is increasingly assumed to increase food security, however, the evidence‐base to support this assumption is lacking. By integrating remotely sensed Geographic Information System data, fieldwork,...

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1/28/19
The Role of Public Gardens in American Urban Agriculture Programming

The American Public Gardens Association (the Association) and the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) set out to collaborate and conduct this study to understand the extent of urban agriculture program impacts. The goals of this research were to...

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11/1/18
Food Security and Nutrition in the Age of Climate Change

Thanks to the participation of 250 experts from all around the world, the International Symposium on Food Security and Nutrition in the Age of Climate Change (hereafter “Symposium”) highlighted the importance of food and agricultural systems in the...

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10/9/18
Chicago Botanic Garden Veggie Rx Program

This presentation covers Chicago Botanic Garden's Veggie Rx Program, which was recently developed to increase fruit and vegetable consumption in underserved areas of Chicago. Learn about this urban agriculture outreach program and how it could serve as...

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8/28/18

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