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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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Been There, Done That: Going Hybrid

COVID changed so many things, some for the better. One thing that seems destined to stick around is virtual capacity. Events, programming, and workplace initiatives are happening virtually and will continue to do so to reach a wider audience and...

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11/29/21
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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
Landscape for a Living World

As we become more aware of the impact human activities can have on our world’s environment, landscape professionals are increasingly inspired to create beautiful designs that coexist well with their surrounding ecosystems. One result is a growing use...

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10/18/21
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October Lunch and Learn: Food Town, USA Book Talk

We were joined for a lunch and learn by author Mark Winne, to talk about his book Food Town, USA. The book looks at local food movements in 7 cities across the US, and how these movements are transforming towns impacted by disappearing...

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10/6/21
Finding the Mother Tree: A Conversation with Suzanne Simard

As a pioneer in the field of plant communication, ecologist Suzanne Simard has spent a lifetime rigorously documenting the forests of North America and the Arctic. Rather than simple collections of individual plants, these forests are complex...

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10/1/21
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
Using Zoom for Virtual Programs: Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices

Many gardens turned to Zoom in a hurry last year to build out virtual programming for youth and adult educational programs, large meetings, and other events. The convenience and accessibility of online programming helped broaden audiences and overcome...

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8/24/21
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Education Town Hall

Join the Education Community for their Annual Meeting and Town Hall to discuss current issues and ideas in the world of education.

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8/19/21
Loon Preservation Committee works to keep loons’ eerie call echoing across New Hampshire’s lakes

The Loon Preservation Committee, based in New Hampshire, has been studying the breeding behaviors of loons for decades. The Local Motives duo Nate Murray and Cody Pfister went to New Hampshire to learn from the committee team. Climate change, with its...

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7/30/21
September Lunch & Learn: Is Your Garden Disaster Ready?

Is your garden disaster-ready? We can help! Our new online training provides practical information you can use for building disaster readiness at your garden. Learn the key steps for disaster planning through videos and interactive exercises. Download...

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7/15/21
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Small Gardens Town Hall

Join the Small Gardens Community for their Annual Meeting and Town Hall to discuss current issues and ideas in the world of small gardens.

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7/13/21
July Lunch and Learn: How Can My Garden Be More Sustainable?

Join Alexis Bacon, Coordinator of the Sustainability Index, to learn more about sustainability in public gardens. We'll address some of the key ways that gardens are championing sustainability in preparation for our upcoming sustainability webinar...

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7/4/21
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Emerging Professionals Town Hall

Join the Emerging Professionals Community for their Annual Meeting and Town Hall to discuss current issues and ideas in the world of emerging professionals.

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6/30/21
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June 2021 Food & Agriculture Town Hall

Annual Community Initiatives & Goals Check-In

Join the Food & Agriculture Community to meet new leadership and learn about exciting opportunities! Join in the discussion about the problems, solutions, and unknowns of the...

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6/21/21
The Future of Food: Science, Culinary History & More from Lost Feast

Christie Taylor speaks with Noa Lincoln, Katie Kamelamela, and Melissa K. Nelson about their work researching and restoring Indigenous foods to Hawaii and the mainland United States. They explained how these foods were disrupted by colonization, and...

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5/18/21
Can Cicadas Harm Plants and Trees?

Tom O'Dell, natural areas specialist at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens at the University of Michigan witnessed the periodical Cicada emergence 17 years ago and explains what damage may occur to plants and young trees as the insects emerge again.

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5/4/21
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Education Town Hall: May 2021

Join Kristie Webber, Education Community Chair and Gabe Tilove, Vice-Chair for the May Education Community Town Hall Meeting. This session starts with announcements and updates from the Association and the Education Community. Then the group moves into...

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4/27/21
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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
Moving Field Guide: A Kinesthetic Approach to Environmental Education

Join Cassie Meador and Dr. Jamē McCray for an experiential workshop to introduce Moving Field Guide techniques and model kinesthetic activities you can use to support learners of all ages in connecting to their bodies, each other, and their environment...

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4/16/21

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