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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
Cyber Risk & Liabilities: Essential Elements of Cyber Hygiene

As cyberattacks become more frequent and severe, it’s increasingly important for organizations to practice good cyber hygiene—habitual practices ensuring critical data and connected devices are handled safely—to minimize their digital exposures.

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10/17/22
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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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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
Maximizing Your Network Potential: Boosting Membership Through Digital Peer-to-Peer Referrals

Cultural organizations are in a moment of critical transition. The confluence of crises brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020 debilitated normal operations, evaporated revenue streams, and obsolesced business models overnight. Institutions...

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9/30/22
Green Career Week

Showcase Jobs in Horticulture, Floriculture and Agriculture!

Seed Your Future created Green Career Week to help you reach the next generation of professionals. Green Career Week is a national campaign led by industry professionals like you to...

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9/30/22
Pennsylvania Public Horticulture Coalition

Resources about the Pennsylvania Public Horticulture Coalition

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9/28/22
BHS - Inland Flood Dangers

Three separate downpours across three states from July 25th to August 1st destroyed homes and businesses, killed crops and left at least 39 people dead. Each of these downpours was a one-in-a-thousand historic rainfall event, prompting climate experts...

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9/17/22
Urban Agriculture Resilience Program Capstone Cohort Information Session

The United States Botanic Garden, Chicago Botanic Garden’s Windy City Harvest, and the American Public Gardens Association are continuing to support public gardens in facilitating collaborative food-growing and education programs. ...

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9/13/22
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Grow Your Technology Practices: Give Your Patrons and Members a World Class Guest Experience

You work tirelessly to maintain your beautiful gardens and give your visitors a magical experience when they come to wander through the blooms. It is important to treat your members and visitors with the same level of care and cultivate strong...

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9/13/22
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2022 Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility (IDEA) Café & Lunch

Join us for a special IDEA Café focusing on Identity. Learn about the diverse identities present in the public garden community and how it influences the work they do in our field. We will have panel discussion with leaders in the garden and non-profit...

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8/24/22
Bouncing Forward: Resilience and Growth During Hardship

Resilience has been a theme for the Public Garden community and recently BHS invited Bob VandePol to speak on behalf of Resilience and Growth; how institutions bounce forward. Bob has a long career in crisis management. His team managed CCN’s Command...

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8/15/22
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
The State of Virtual & Hybrid Offerings at Cultural Organizations, Volume 1: The Future of the Visitor Experience.

Since the emergence of the COVID-19 crisis in Spring 2020, museums have significantly altered their approaches to audience engagement, visitor services, programming, operations, and more. In particular, digital has permeated nearly every facet of...

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8/1/22
Summer 2022 Heat Exposure: Managing Safety & Risk Factors

As of June 16, 2022 the NOAA Climate Prediction Center indicates seasonal outlook for July, August and September favors above normal seasonal mean temperatures across the majority of the US. New England and portions of the Midwest have the highest...

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7/18/22
Ask an Expert: Executive Directors

Executive Directors spend some time speaking for their gardens in the public eye and a lot of time doing work behind the scenes. Have you ever wondered what that work really looks like or whether it might be something you aspire to one day? Join us for...

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5/26/22
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May Lunch & Learn: Mentor Match

The American Public Gardens Association has launched a new online Mentor Match program to connect our members with other public horticulture professionals for mutual professional development. The new program integrates with the Association’s existing...

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5/6/22
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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

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