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Impact of Significant Weather Events on Plant Death in Managed Landscapes

Intensively managed landscapes, like those found in many public gardens, attempt to mitigate the impact of significant weather events through irrigation, improving soil characteristics, and mulching.

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7/9/19
The Business of Native Plants: Generating Revenue through Creative Garden Enterprises

Native plant, pollinator, and habitat issues are growing more popular among the visiting public each year, but does this translate more broadly into increased nursery sales?

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7/9/19
The Renovation of Asa Gray Garden: Beauty, Inspiration, Botany, and Education

A collaborative relationship between Asa Gray Garden at Mount Auburn (an active cemetery), architects, and nearby Arnold Arboretum resulted in a beautiful and inspiring garden featuring trees, shrubs, and perennials that provide color, texture, and year

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7/9/19
2018 Plant Collections Symposium Session and Speaker Recordings

October 17 Morning Sessions at University of British Columbia:  

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11/13/18
Clean Collections: The Front Lines of Pest and Pathogen Mitigation

Living collections at public gardens are increasingly at risk of pest infestations and pathogen infections.

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6/20/18
Excellent to the Core: An Introduction to Core Museum Documents

This presentation from the 2018 Small Gardens Symposium walks through the development of: Mission Statement, Strategic Plan, Emergency Plan, Code of Ethics, and Collections Management Policies, all fundamental for basic professional garden museum operat

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1/18/18
What Does It Mean to Do the Right Thing? Engaging with Ethics in Curatorial Decision Making

We are often faced with ethical quandaries in our professional lives, and charting the best course of action can be challenging.

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7/9/17
GMOs 101: An Introduction to History, Science, Impact, and Educational Strategies Relating to Plant Biotechnology

GM plants are the result of one of the most rapidly adopted plantbased technologies ever deployed. In the U.S. alone, hundreds of millions of people and billions of farm animals have been consuming products from these crops for more than 15 years.

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7/8/17
Excellent to the Core: A Workshop for Developing Core Documents to Guide Your Organization to Greatness

This full-day workshop guides participants through both a big picture overview of Core Documents and on-the-ground details necessary to propel garden museums along the continuum of excellence.

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7/6/17
Finding Common Ground: Ethics Issues Find Unity among Museum Disciplines & Professions

Hear firsthand from the authors of the newly released American Alliance of Museums (AAM) white paper on museum ethics. Explore the similarities and differences between more traditional museums and living collec

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9/24/16