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Organizational Buy-In

How do we get an entire cultural organization on-board with accessibility and inclusion? For every organization this looks different: whether it’s forming an internal IDEA committee, senior leadership with personal community connections, passionate...

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1/31/23
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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
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
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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
On-Demand: Bringing Sustainability to Outreach and Education

Join this webinar to learn to incorporate sustainability principles into education, engagement, and outreach at your garden! Staying intentional in your programming will allow you to understand and engage with broad audiences in your community,...

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3/25/22
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April Lunch & Learn: Attracting and Retaining Guest Services Staff

Join us for this lunch and learn to review a survey taken by 72 guest services personnel that asked them what attracted them to their jobs, why they are still on the job once they accepted the job offer, and what would keep them on staff in the future...

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3/14/22
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March IDEA Cafe: Volunteers in the Age of IDEA

In this age of IDEA being at the forefront of many garden's priorities, IDEA principles are being introduced to various facets of public gardens, including volunteer programs. Join this session to hear from staff at gardens that are working to bring...

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3/1/22
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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