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Plastic Pots in Horticulture: Waste Stream Issues & Solutions

Plastic containers have supported extraordinary growth and vitality across the U.S. Green Industry, but most garden plastic remains primarily landfill-bound. As public concern rises over plastic pollution, what options do public gardens have to help...

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9/29/22
2023 Collection Guidelines

The American Public Gardens Association is partnering with the United States Forestry Service’s Forest Health Protection to establish living gene banks of US tree species at risk, by collecting plant material (seed, cuttings, as appropriate) from...

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9/14/22
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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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August Lunch & Learn: Balancing Beauty with Sustainability: Integrated Pest Management at Phipps

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens strives to bring the beauty of plants from around the world to Pittsburgh while inspiring people to take actions toward sustainability and environmental stewardship. Integrated pest management is designed to...

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8/5/22
2022 CommUNITY of Gardens Annual Conference On-Demand

Did you miss our annual conference? Our conference sessions in Portland were recorded and are now available on-demand!

Select All Track Access to see all sessions or choose one or more track to access only those sessions (tracks include Garden...

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8/2/22
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July Lunch & Learn: An Introduction to ACORN: The Digital Collections of The Morton Arboretum

ACORN (Arboretum COllections & Resources Nexus) provides online access to the special collections of the Sterling Morton Library and other Morton Arboretum resources like images, videos, and documents. This is an amazing resource for educators,...

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7/8/22
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June Lunch & Learn: Plants/Place – Virtual Ethnobotanical Interpretation

Using ethnobotany in public garden interpretation is a great way to engage new and diverse audiences; making it virtual provides access regardless of location, income, or whether or not you’re willing to brave the Texas summer sun.

In this Lunch...

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6/3/22
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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
2022 Flora of the Southeastern United States

The Flora covers the biogeographic region of the moist, relictual, unglaciated southeastern North America: south of the glacial boundary and east of the “dry line” to the west that marks a marked floristic boundary to the Great Plains prairies to the...

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4/21/22
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: Creating Space for Conservation Biological Control

Since 2017, Idaho Botanical Garden (IBG) has developed creative spaces specifically to attract natural enemies of pests and other beneficial insects. Join IBG Collections Curator, Daniel Murphy and Food and Agriculture Community Chair, Sierra Laverty...

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3/25/22
On-Demand: Beneath Our Feet: Thinking About Sustainability From the Ground Up

Join us for an on-demand recording of this sustainability webinar to learn more about how to improve your garden from the ground up by using sustainable materials! Materials management often goes on behind the scenes, but builds the foundation for the...

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3/11/22
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March Lunch & Learn: The Duke Farms Gardens - Growing Multidisciplinary Opportunities for Diverse Learners

Duke Farms is a leader in environmental stewardship and inspires visitors to become informed stewards of the land. A key ingredient to engaging in this mission involves connecting Pre - K to college level learners, (and beyond) to the collection of...

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3/4/22
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
Urban Agriculture Resilience Program 2022 Q&A Webinar

The United States Botanic Garden and the American Public Gardens Association are accepting applications for 2022 Urban Agriculture Resilience Program awards to support...

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2/25/22
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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
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February Lunch and Learn: Sustainable Growing Media

This lunch and learn will cover ingredients of sustainable soils and growing mediums, and benefits to using these soils in commercial horticulture settings to grow vegetables. Information on fertilizer interactions will also be covered.

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2/16/22
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

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