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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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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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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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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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March IDEA Cafe: Volunteers in the Age of IDEA

In this age of IDEA being at the forefront of many garden's priorities, IDEA principles are being introduced to various facets of public gardens, including volunteer programs. Join this session to hear from staff at gardens that are working to bring...

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3/1/22
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Ask An Expert: Chief Diversity Officers

Over the next ten years, the public garden industry is projected to face a shortage of leaders due to retirements. The Emerging Professionals Community of the Association presents "Ask an Expert”. 

Join us in exploring a new trend in the field:...

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11/4/21
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Volunteer Town Hall/Annual Meeting

Join us for our June 2021 Volunteer Community joint Town Hall and Annual Meeting!   

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6/29/21
On-Demand: Measuring Volunteer Value

As volunteer managers, we understand the value and importance of our volunteers, but how do you effectively convey this to your staff, funders and community?

This 60 minute session was designed to help you align the importance of your volunteer...

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5/6/21
Public Garden - Volume 36, No 2 - May, 2021

Read this issue of Public Garden here.

Additional Content: Vol. 36, No. 2

Garden Exhibit:

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5/1/21
Townhall: Volunteer Engagement: Where are you now?

Where is your volunteer program now? Join us for a town hall discussion of engaging volunteers away from the garden and returning volunteers to in-person work. Becky Robert, Communication and Volunteer Coordinator with the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore...

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4/4/21
April Lunch & Learn: Shifting an Appreciation Reception to an Online Celebration

Like many public gardens, Reiman Gardens hosts an end of the year appreciation reception for our volunteers. This year, we knew we would not be able to offer the same in person event, so staff quickly shifted focus to developing and creating an online...

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3/2/21
The Arkansas Native Seed Program

The “Natural Areas as Seeds for Restoration: The Arkansas Native Seed Program” webinar was recorded and is now available to view on the NAA’s YouTube channel. The webinar discusses the history and inspiration for the ANSP, goals, funding, partnerships...

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9/18/20
Focus on Re-Opening Part II: Marketing & Communications Community Town Hall

The Association's Marketing & Communications Community focuses on re-opening experiences. Features two very different reopening experiences from the Huntington Botanical Garden and Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and discussions moderated by Vice-...

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5/20/20
Integrating Food Systems and Local Food in Family and Consumer Sciences: Perspectives from the Pilot Extension Master Food Volunteer Program

Cooperative Extension programs across the United States are embracing food systems and local food as a new topic area. Previous studies indicate that successful local food programming requires cross program collaboration. However, research in this area...

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2/25/20
A Master Gardener Survey: Promoting Pollinator-friendly Plants Through Education and Outreach

As land-use patterns change over time, some pollinating insects continue to decline both in abundance and diversity. This is due, in part, to reductions in floral resources that provide sufficient nectar and pollen. Our overall goal is to help increase...

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1/28/20
Public Involvement in Green Infrastructure Maintenance on Local Streets Case Study: Green Streets Program in the City of Vancouver

This professional research project conducted a case study of the Green Streets Program
(“GSP”), a volunteer program of street garden maintenance provided by the City of Vancouver
(“City”). The project sought effective ways to further...

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1/8/20
How to Make the Most out of Your Volunteer Stewardship Program

Volunteers are key to most stewardship programs. During this webcast we’ll look at: How does the organization develop and maintain their volunteer program? We’ll be discussing how to run a stellar volunteer program for your organization, your impact,...

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9/17/18
Tree Stewards: Case Study of A Virginia Urban Tree Volunteer Program

Virginia has developed a successful urban tree citizen volunteer program, Tree Stewards. The program operates under the non-profit Virginia Trees.  Trained volunteers provide community education and work directly with local jurisdictions to assist with...

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8/28/18
Promoting Urban & Community Forestry through Staffing, Volunteer Groups, Tree Boards, & Ordinances

The success of community forests relies on good management by municipal staff, volunteer groups, and tree boards framed around well-written ordinances. This presentation will explore how these components promote a healthy community forest, as well as...

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7/2/18

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