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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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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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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
Cyber Risk & Liabilities: Essential Elements of Cyber Hygiene

As cyberattacks become more frequent and severe, it’s increasingly important for organizations to practice good cyber hygiene—habitual practices ensuring critical data and connected devices are handled safely—to minimize their digital exposures.

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10/17/22
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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
Green Career Week

Showcase Jobs in Horticulture, Floriculture and Agriculture!

Seed Your Future created Green Career Week to help you reach the next generation of professionals. Green Career Week is a national campaign led by industry professionals like you to...

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9/30/22
Pennsylvania Public Horticulture Coalition

Resources about the Pennsylvania Public Horticulture Coalition

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9/28/22
BHS - Inland Flood Dangers

Three separate downpours across three states from July 25th to August 1st destroyed homes and businesses, killed crops and left at least 39 people dead. Each of these downpours was a one-in-a-thousand historic rainfall event, prompting climate experts...

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9/17/22
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
Bouncing Forward: Resilience and Growth During Hardship

Resilience has been a theme for the Public Garden community and recently BHS invited Bob VandePol to speak on behalf of Resilience and Growth; how institutions bounce forward. Bob has a long career in crisis management. His team managed CCN’s Command...

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8/15/22

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