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Racial Diversity in Public Garden Internships

Public gardens are in dire need of emerging professional horticulturists.The lack of people of color in public horticulture means the profession is missing out on a large segment of the nation’s talent and valuable perspectives and contributions to the...

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1/30/19
Chicago Botanic Garden Supplier Diversity Policy

The Chicago Botanic Garden recognizes its responsibility to the communities which it serves and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination. It is the policy and commitment of the Garden not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national...

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1/9/19
New Botanical Gardens: Balancing Growth and Innovation

Learn about new botanical gardens projects under development in Fort Collins, Pittsburgh, and Santa Fe, cities of diverse populations, geographic regions, and cultural histories. Executive Directors from these institutions will discuss strategies for...

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6/21/18
Finding Voice Through Plants: Success and Opportunities in Therapeutic Horticulture Programs at UT Garden

Public gardens contain fundamental ingredients necessary to be sites of healing and growth. For several years, The University of Tennessee Gardens in Knoxville, Tennessee, has been the site of Therapeutic Horticulture programs with great success for...

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6/21/18
Lessons from the Field: Volunteers and Accessibility

Any garden or organization can benefit from a diversified volunteer corps with differing skill sets as well as being a welcoming and supportive space. Panelists will share successful stories, workplace/onboarding strategies, and offer resources for...

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6/21/18
Facing Change: Insights from the American Alliance of Museums’ Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion Working Group

This document presents a shared vocabulary and a set of basic principles to guide
professionals toward incorporating Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) into the heart of their work. It is meant to be a starting place, not an...

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5/4/18
Inclusion & Diversity Roadmap

The Association Diversity & Inclusion Committee along with The Duke Mansion have created an Inclusion & Diversity Roadmap for those interested in better understanding BMPs for implementing change and becoming a more inclusive organization. 

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3/5/18
Building A Stronger Board

This presentation from the 2018 Small Gardens Symposium will give you the tools, procedures, and an exercise to help you build the diversity and strength you need to create a strong and effective Board of Directors. 

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1/18/18
Let's Talk Climate: Messages to Motivate U.S. Latinos

Climate change is not a new issue for Latinos living in the United States. Many Latino leaders have provided leadership on climate, and organizations are working to engage Latinos in solutions. Latino climate leadership is accelerating, but further ...

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11/6/17
Women in Horticulture: Connecting and Collaborating

In the Delaware Valley Garden region, the Women in Horticulture group was founded to help women gain access to networking and collaborating opportunities to advance their careers. Learn about their mission and ideas for recreating a similar model at...

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7/9/17
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 101: Creating Cultural Transformation

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are some of the most pressing and least understood leadership issues of our time. As demographics within North America change, public gardens will be challenged to engage an audience with greater diversity in age,...

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7/9/17
Creating a Healthy Balance of Ownership: Empowering Team Members while Advancing Institutional Goals

Granting ownership and autonomy instills a sense of pride and generates institutional loyalty among staff members. The panel will explore how institutions can benefit from these gains while having confidence that each employee is working to advance the...

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7/9/17
Holocaust Survivors and War Veterans: Unique Rehabilitation Programs for Socially Aware Gardens

Jerusalem Botanical Gardens has pioneered a change in the role public gardens play in their community. A large part of their social programming is dedicated to rehabilitation programs for demographics that are specific to the geographical location:...

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7/7/17
Building Employee Diversity Through Education & Workforce Training Programs

Public garden leaders often struggle to attract talented people of color to their famously white worlds. Hear directly from five horticulture and teaching staff at three different gardens who came to their...

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9/24/16

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