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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
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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
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
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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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August Lunch & Learn: Balancing Beauty with Sustainability: Integrated Pest Management at Phipps

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens strives to bring the beauty of plants from around the world to Pittsburgh while inspiring people to take actions toward sustainability and environmental stewardship. Integrated pest management is designed to...

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8/5/22
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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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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
Access Nature: Inclusion in the Outdoors

Organized by North American Association for Environmental Education

How do we create spaces in nature that are truly welcoming for disabled people? What does accessibility actually mean and how do we implement it? Loren Penman and Syren...

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5/2/22
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Planting Seeds of the Future: Increasing the Labor Pipeline for the Horticulture Industry

Watch this webinar to hear a presentation and discussion on the future of staffing and career development in Horticulture with Jazmin Albarran, Executive Director of Seed Your Future. Challenges of staffing was recently identified as a “pressing matter...

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4/11/22
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
On-Demand: Creating Space for Conservation Biological Control

Since 2017, Idaho Botanical Garden (IBG) has developed creative spaces specifically to attract natural enemies of pests and other beneficial insects. Join IBG Collections Curator, Daniel Murphy and Food and Agriculture Community Chair, Sierra Laverty...

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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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