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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
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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
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
Summer 2022 Heat Exposure: Managing Safety & Risk Factors

As of June 16, 2022 the NOAA Climate Prediction Center indicates seasonal outlook for July, August and September favors above normal seasonal mean temperatures across the majority of the US. New England and portions of the Midwest have the highest...

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7/18/22
Will Museums & Cultural Institutions Find a Place in the Metaverse?

Ever since Facebook’s highly hyped rebranding to Meta in October 2021, the public imagination has been captivated by the nebulous entity known as “the Metaverse.” Across the New York Times, Washington Post, Forbes, and other mainstream media outlets,...

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7/11/22
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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
Ask an Expert: Executive Directors

Executive Directors spend some time speaking for their gardens in the public eye and a lot of time doing work behind the scenes. Have you ever wondered what that work really looks like or whether it might be something you aspire to one day? Join us for...

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5/26/22
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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
The potential role of public gardens as sentinels of plant invasion

Public gardens can help prevent detrimental effects of plant invasions by collecting and sharing data on taxa spreading from cultivation early in the invasion process, thereby acting as sentinels of plant invasion. Existing initiatives have called for...

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4/21/22
2022 Membership Insights Report: How 150 Experts Are Navigating Digital and Hybrid Initiatives in Museum Membership

We are excited to announce the release of our 2022 Membership Insights Report: How 150 Experts Are Navigating Digital and Hybrid Initiatives in Museum Membership. With fresh data and findings, this report examines what virtual offerings remain a...

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4/4/22
Indigenous farmers are ‘rematriating’ centuries-old seeds to plant a movement

Learn how heirloom plants from museums and seed banks are being reconnected with their original tribal stewards for cultural preservation and food security.

by Kalen Goodluck. 

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2/28/22
Failure is not an Option: How Nonprofit Boards Can Support Leaders of Color

For nonprofits who are now hiring new executive leaders of color, here are some steps to take—and pitfalls to avoid—to ensure a successful leadership transition.

As capacity-building consultants to the social sector, we regularly support...

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2/8/22
Native Pollinator Garden Recipe Cards

These regionally specific Native Pollinator Garden Recipe Cards are designed with easy to follow guidelines for creating home pollinator gardens that provide diverse and colorful herbaceous floral displays and resources across growing seasons. The...

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1/27/22
Words to avoid—2022 edition

A new year brings a commitment to change and improvement for many people. With that in mind, we’d like to kick off 2022 by actively questioning the use of certain words—and what is meant—so that we can continue to improve by phasing out terms that...

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1/27/22
How 21 Museums and Cultural Organizations Engaged with NFTs in 2021

For the last year, the digital art ecosystem has been abuzz with talk of NFTs. Digital artists, crypto entrepreneurs, and digitally-minded museums have moved to adapt to the potentially seismic shift brought on by the rising trade in digital artworks...

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1/7/22
10 Instagram Best Practices for Nonprofits

With one billion active monthly users, Instagram is a very powerful social network used by nonprofits worldwide. According to the Open Data Project, of the 89% of nonprofits worldwide that use social media in their digital marketing and fundraising...

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1/7/22
Supply and Demand of Native Species

The demand for native plants by homeowners, designers and people in the green industry is steadily rising. Doug Tallamy’s Homegrown National Park campaign is challenging us to think of our landscapes as much more than something to look at, but rather...

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12/1/21

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