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Guide and Toolkit for New and Emerging Public Gardens

This Guide and Toolkit for New and Emerging Public Gardens charts the general sequence of steps required to create a public garden.

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5/7/18
BHS Preventing Workplace Harassment

Harassment is a form of employment discrimination that may violate federal laws like Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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5/6/18
Artist Agreements at Bellevue Botanical Garden Society

Bellevue Botanical Garden Society has generously provided samples of artist/performer agreements for one-time events and annual events sponsored by thier partner group (updated annually). 

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3/16/18
Municipal Garden Agreement Sample

This is a sample agreement between a city and a private partner group defining roles and responsibilities for overall garden operations. 

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3/9/18
BHS Children's Garden Liabilities and Safety

Children’s gardens are a valuable amenity to draw families to public gardens. They provide kids a designated area to explore and learn about the natural world while giving parents’ peace of mind that their children are in a safe space.

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3/8/18
Bellevue Botanical Garden-Sample Work Load Plan

This is a sample work load planning spreadsheet from Bellevue Botanical Gardens.

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2/28/18
Motivating Your Staff

Presented at the 2018 Small Gardens Symposium by Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, this presentation will cover how to motivate your staff and why that is important to the success of a garden. 

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1/17/18
Using Biodiversity to Improve Human Well-being

This report written by Kerry Waylen highlights how botanic gardens across the world are involved in a variety of projects that use biodiversity to improve human well-being and is based upon an extensive literature survey, and a multilingual survey of BG

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12/6/17
With Healing in Mind: How Public Gardens at Colleges and Universities Can Promote Student Mental Health

At American colleges and universities today, one in two students feels more than average stress, while one in three suffers from a mental illness. Clearly, the mental well-being of students on these campuses is a cause of great concern.

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12/4/17
The Future of Business Ethics

No single department can own responsibility for installing and maintaining an ethical culture in an organization. Human resources, ethics and compliance, and sustainability teams need to work toward common goals and values set by senior leadership.

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11/7/17

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