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2023 Collection Guidelines

The American Public Gardens Association is partnering with the United States Forestry Service’s Forest Health Protection to establish living gene banks of US tree species at risk, by collecting plant material (seed, cuttings, as appropriate) from...

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9/14/22
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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
Teaching Tools About Biodiversity

The biodiversity resource guide is designed to give you all the information you need to teach your students about biodiversity and the impacts of human activity. The guide provides basic biodiversity facts, why biodiversity and nature matter, what...

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9/6/22
2022 CommUNITY of Gardens Annual Conference On-Demand

Did you miss our annual conference? Our conference sessions in Portland were recorded and are now available on-demand!

Select All Track Access to see all sessions or choose one or more track to access only those sessions (tracks include Garden...

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8/2/22
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
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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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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
Racial Equity Tools Glossary

Racial Equity Tools has created a glossary of terms to create a shared understanding of words to enhance the way we talk about race.

Language is an essential tool in racial equity work, and the terms we use have evolved as this work has...

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4/4/22
Resilience Matters: Opportunities for Action to Strengthen Communities

Island Press is excited to share that the Urban Resilience Project has just released our 2021 free e-book compilation. The compilation comprises of the best 50 articles from 2021 that the Project published in outlets such as U.S. News & World...

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4/4/22
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
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March Lunch & Learn: The Duke Farms Gardens - Growing Multidisciplinary Opportunities for Diverse Learners

Duke Farms is a leader in environmental stewardship and inspires visitors to become informed stewards of the land. A key ingredient to engaging in this mission involves connecting Pre - K to college level learners, (and beyond) to the collection of...

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3/4/22
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
Urban Agriculture Resilience Program 2022 Q&A Webinar

The United States Botanic Garden and the American Public Gardens Association are accepting applications for 2022 Urban Agriculture Resilience Program awards to support...

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2/25/22
On-Demand: The Triple Bottom Line and Other Tools for Sustainable Decision-Making | Sustainability Index Series

Join us during this Sustainability Index Series webinar to hear how three different organizations are making decisions through the lens of sustainability. Glenda Abney, Interim Vice President, Education and Director, EarthWays Center with Missouri...

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1/26/22
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January Lunch & Learn: Intensive Vegetable Growing

The days of growing vegetables in long rows with generous space between are long gone! Intensive growing practice in agriculture refers to increasing the productivity of a growing space – allowing higher yields out of smaller spaces, reducing labor...

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12/15/21
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Been There, Done That: Going Hybrid

COVID changed so many things, some for the better. One thing that seems destined to stick around is virtual capacity. Events, programming, and workplace initiatives are happening virtually and will continue to do so to reach a wider audience and...

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11/29/21

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