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Extreme Events in the Urban Forest: Assessment, Response, and Recovery

Natural disasters cause significant damage each year to our urban forests, and years of local investment in planting and caring for community trees can be suddenly wiped away. We know that urban forest and community resilience can be improved by using...

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2/25/21
Education Community Town Hall: Speaking up for Science and Plant Conservation

Hear about the revamped Plant Heroes grade-school-based program (it's all new!) with Association Program Manager, Marisol Mata. Dana Render, Director of Education with Trees Atlanta will share how they engage and build leadership with adult volunteers...

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12/11/20
International Partnerships: Making Connections Between Your Garden and the World

Part of our 2020 Virtual Conference additional resources, this session will offer a perspective on how international partnerships are created, how they can be beneficial for those organizations involved, and issues to consider before making connections...

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6/24/20
New Tools for Identifying and Prioritizing Range Shifting Invasive Plants

Join Jenica Allen and Bethany Bradley to learn about new tools for identifying and prioritizing range-shifting invasive plants coming soon to a landscape near you. Whether you’re a property owner, land manager, landscape professional, or policymaker,...

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11/25/19
Old Ways New Ways, Regenerative Thinking in the 21 st Century

In October 2018, the Stockholm Resilience Centre released a report “Transformation is Feasible” to the Club of Rome on how to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals within Planetary Boundaries. Of four simulations run, only transformational...

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7/29/19
Analysis of Climate Change Impacts on Tree Species of the Eastern US

Participants will learn about the potential impacts of climate change on 125 tree species of the eastern US. Changes in suitable habitat, capacity to cope with the changing climate, and potential for infilling or migration by the end of this century...

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6/24/19
Mapping Public Gardens to the Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were agreed to by 193 States Members in 2015 and provide a global framework to address sustainability challenges facing the planet. Public gardens through their collections, displays,...

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10/5/18
Thriving in Disaster

Our gardens, whether we like it or not, are subject to the whims of nature, yet, a timely and effective response cannot be created on a whim. Preparation requires intense and thoughtful planning well ahead of time. To create preparative and responsive...

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6/20/18

 

 
 
Finding Water through the Fog of Drought

Innovative technologies are being applied to conserve water in drought stricken southern California:

1) The Ventura Botanical Gardens’ fog capture experiment has been ongoing since early 2015 with the goal of assessing the feasibility of scaling...

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6/20/18
Link Between Local Phenology and Climate Change

The Southeastern Virginia Phenology Network is a partnership between Old Dominion Univeristy (ODU) and Norfolk Botanical Gardens. The partnership started in 2010 with the purpose of assessing phenological change in native plants in respect to climate...

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4/23/18
Creating Sustainable Value

This presentation was given by Stuart L. Hart, S.C. Johnson Chair in Sustainable Global Enterprise, Johnson School of Management. It gives a brief overview of a sustainable business framework. 

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3/19/18
The Birds and the Bees of Climate Change

This presentation is an educational resource for those that want a breakdown of climate change in its simplest form-complete with current trends and resources for learning more and communicating climate change to the public!

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11/7/17
Urban Cemeteries as Public Gardens

Mount Auburn, Laurel Hill, and Green-Wood, all established in the 1830s in Boston, Philadelphia, and Brooklyn respectively, were the first three “rural cemeteries” in the nation. As we look to the future where climate change portends massive...

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7/9/17
Identifying Vulnerabilities & Taking Action Toward Climate Resilience

The impacts of climate change—including higher temperatures, heavier rain, more frequent and intense droughts, wildfires, floods, and sea-level rise—are affecting public gardens. Many gardens use a climate-...

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9/24/16
Making the Case for Climate Action

Public gardens have a unique set of resources that can be used to make a difference in our national responses to climate change. Learn how some gardens have negotiated this tricky subject and embraced the role...

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9/24/16
Hurricane Sandy Benefits: Collaborative Research & the Consortium of Coastal Parks

Climate change is affecting public landscapes now. Research into managing existing landscapes and designing new ones is critical if our parks and gardens are to adapt. After Hurricane Sandy in 2012, a...

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9/24/16
Climate is Changing Collections Management

As climate change places continued pressure upon wild-plant populations, botanical gardens and arboreta become increasingly indispensable conservation agents. Not only are collection managers faced with harder...

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9/24/16
Aim for the Top: Multiply Positive Change via Targeted Neighborhood Authority Landscaping Education

More than half of the U.S. population lives in coastal areas, including estuarine shores, and the long-term viability of these regions depends on estuary beauty and biodiversity. While homeowners may want to...

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9/22/16