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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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December Lunch & Learn: Meet Our New CEO!

Join us for this Lunch & Learn to meet our new CEO, Michelle Provaznik. Michelle has over 20 years of business and leadership experience and most recently served as Executive Director at Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins, Colorado. 

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12/9/22
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IDEA Café: Reflections on IDEA Work

As we end 2022, watch this IDEA Café to reflect on lessons learned from the year. Hear from panelists at various gardens as they share about successful aspects of IDEA efforts, strategies that we want to improve, and everything in-between.

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12/6/22
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IDEA Café: Burnout and Boundaries

Burnout is a common reality in today’s work environment and has been a societal norm for some time, but does it have to be? Establishing new norms post pandemic while also navigating an upheaval of societal unrest is overwhelming. To put it simply,...

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11/7/22
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November Lunch & Learn: The Inside Scoop on Public Garden Magazine

Learn about all things Public Garden – the quarterly journal of the American Public Gardens Association produced by Association members for Association members. 

Join Association Staff and the Chair of the Editorial Advisory Group (EAG...

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11/4/22
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October Lunch & Learn: How to Submit a Conference Session Proposal That Wows

Call for Sessions for our 2023 Annual Conference is now open! Join us for this Lunch & Learn to get a behind the scenes scoop on what a successful application looks like and what the Program Selection Committee (PSC) looks for and does. We'll...

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10/7/22
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Ask an Expert: Volunteer Coordinators

Have you ever wondered what volunteer coordinators are doing behind the scenes to make volunteers successful at your garden? Join us for a conversation with four volunteer coordinators at public gardens in the United States and Canada. Learn more about...

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10/3/22
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September Lunch & Learn: Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Conservation at Desert Botanical Garden

Desert Botanical Garden is supporting monarch butterflies and pollinators through its Great Milkweed Grow Out initiative. They are growing native plants for pollinators, creating urban and wildlands habitat, and leading many research projects to help...

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9/9/22
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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
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
On-Demand: Preparing & Utilizing Plant Collection Development Plans

Collection planning guides the development of plant acquisition and management decisions in meaningful, strategic, and measurable directions. During this 90-minute webinar, learn how effective collection development plans are unique for each...

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4/12/22
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Preparing & Utilizing Plant Collection Development Plans

Collection planning guides the development of plant acquisition and management decisions in meaningful, strategic, and measurable directions. During this 90-minute webinar, learn how effective collection development plans are unique for each...

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4/12/22
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
How Native Cultivars Affect Pollinators

 

Native plant species are often recommended to provide optimal foraging and nesting habitats for pollinators and other wildlife. The growing demand for native plants, coupled with the horticulture industry’s desire for plants with unique...

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2/28/22
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Ask an Expert: Directors of Horticulture

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a Director of Horticulture at a public garden? Join us for a conversation with four Directors of Horticulture from gardens large and small across the United States. Learn more about their backgrounds and...

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2/24/22
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
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
On-Demand: Water Conservation | Sustainability Index Series

In this Sustainability Index Series webinar, you’ll hear more about how your garden can enhance its water quality and consumption goals.

You'll also learn how other gardens are managing water on site to reduce their reliance on municipally...

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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

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