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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
Operational Guidelines for Educational Facilities Grounds

Today's grounds manager has to be a scientist, a phychologist, an artist and designer, a business administrator, and an astute politician. This webinar will discuss how to provide grounds managers with many of the resources necessary for efficient and...

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1/13/20
New Tools for Identifying and Prioritizing Range Shifting Invasive Plants

Join Jenica Allen and Bethany Bradley to learn about new tools for identifying and prioritizing range-shifting invasive plants coming soon to a landscape near you. Whether you’re a property owner, land manager, landscape professional, or policymaker,...

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11/25/19
Conifer Care

Conifers are commonly planted in North America to provide year-round screening, as windbreaks or as focal trees in the landscape. However, conifers including certain species of spruce, pine, hemlock, cedar and fir planted in northern areas of North...

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11/14/19
Why Are Soils a Problem in Landscape Design and Construction?

There is a soil-plant continuum—an ecological symbiosis—that is essential for the growth and sustainability of all vegetation. Unfortunately, largely because many factors of the balance in soils are not well understood, soil becomes more of an abstract...

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6/28/19
The Power of Planning: Developing Landscape Management Plans for Public Gardens

While public gardens have long recognized the utility of high-level planning documents such as strategic plans and collections policies, many institutions lack written plans guiding day-to-day landscape management. This session will discuss not only...

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6/21/18
Facility Management Challenges and Opportunities in 2018

Companies are migrating to more agile workplaces in order to recruit new talent, create a more collaborative workplace and contain real estate costs. Achieving these results requires providing employees with high-level facilities management services -...

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3/29/18
Bellevue Botanical Garden-Sample Work Load Plan

This is a sample work load planning spreadsheet from Bellevue Botanical Gardens. This is a tool they use to help with maintenance management and with projections/justifications for staffing new garden areas as they build out their master plan. ...

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2/28/18
Critical Asset and Capital Improvement Plans & Tools

1) An organization must define which of its assets are most critical in order to focus its maintenance efforts. Assets with the highest probability of failure (...

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1/31/18