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Ask An Expert: Arborists

In gardens where woody plants abound, arborists are key members of our horticultural teams- whether they're on staff full time or consult as needed. They help to care for sick trees and damaged trees, but they also keep healthy trees healthy...and so...

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1/26/23
BHS - OSHA Requirements

Federal OSHA requires certain establishments to electronically report their OSHA injury log by March 2nd of each year. Institutions with 250 employees or more at a single location are automatically required to electronically submit their OSHA 300A....

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1/18/23
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Winter Safety

While winter brings beautiful light shows and other holiday events for many of the Gardens, it also brings on a different set of challenges. Snowfall and wet weather create a need for thoughtful consideration in a variety of areas.

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12/15/22
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December Lunch & Learn: Meet Our New CEO!

Join us for this Lunch & Learn to meet our new CEO, Michelle Provaznik. Michelle has over 20 years of business and leadership experience and most recently served as Executive Director at Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins, Colorado. 

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12/9/22
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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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Great Grow Along Education Session

Join LaManda Joy, Co-Founder of The Great Grow Along, as she discusses the upcoming Virtual Garden Festival, which is taking place from March 10 to March 19, 2023! In addition to this amazing - and free - event that may provide vetted content for your...

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12/1/22
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Celebrating Indigenous People's Day at Public Gardens

Indigenous People's Day, celebrating Native American culture and heritage, has been gaining wider recognition in recent years. Several public gardens are forging partnerships with local indigenous groups and organizations as they plan programming and...

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11/28/22
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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
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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
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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
Pennsylvania Public Horticulture Coalition

Resources about the Pennsylvania Public Horticulture Coalition

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9/28/22
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
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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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
Teaching Tools About Biodiversity

The biodiversity resource guide is designed to give you all the information you need to teach your students about biodiversity and the impacts of human activity. The guide provides basic biodiversity facts, why biodiversity and nature matter, what...

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9/6/22

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