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Finding the Mother Tree: A Conversation with Suzanne Simard

As a pioneer in the field of plant communication, ecologist Suzanne Simard has spent a lifetime rigorously documenting the forests of North America and the Arctic. Rather than simple collections of individual plants, these forests are complex...

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10/1/21
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Plant Conservation Town Hall

Join the Plant Conservation Community for their Annual Meeting and Town Hall to discuss current issues and ideas in the world of plant conservation.

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8/11/21
Putting the Right Plants in the Right Places

Just because a plant grows in your area does not mean your project is designed in a fashion that the plant will thrive on your project.  This Habitat Tip outlines the process of trying to "put a square peg into a round hole" and how to make sure and...

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8/10/21
Plant symbiosis: The good, the bad, and the complicated: The 18th Smithsonian Botanical Symposium

The 18th Smithsonian Botanical Symposium, co-hosted by the Smithsonian’s Department of Botany and the United States Botanic Garden, was held virtually over two days on May 13 and 14, 2021. The Symposium, “Plant symbiosis: The good, the bad, and the...

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7/30/21
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Native Plants Town Hall

Join the Native Plants Community for their Annual Meeting and Town Hall to discuss current issues and ideas in the world of native plants.  

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7/21/21
2021 Plant Collections Network Virtual Forum

All Nationally Accredited Plant Collections™ holders, peer reviewers, and others interested in applying for accreditation through Plant Collections Network were invited to attend our annual Forum. We celebrated our successes, shared future plans, then...

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7/21/21
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Small Gardens Town Hall

Join the Small Gardens Community for their Annual Meeting and Town Hall to discuss current issues and ideas in the world of small gardens.

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7/13/21
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Emerging Professionals Town Hall

Join the Emerging Professionals Community for their Annual Meeting and Town Hall to discuss current issues and ideas in the world of emerging professionals.

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6/30/21
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Plant Nomenclature & Taxonomy and Plant Collections Town Hall

The Plant Taxonomy & Nomenclature and Plant Collections Communities teamed up to host our joint Town Hall meeting. We welcomed our incoming Community Chairs, shared progress and outcomes from our annual projects, and charted a course for the year...

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6/24/21
BGCI Webinar Series: Increasing Native Species Supply for Ecological Restoration

The fourth in our BGCI webinar series was about “Increasing native species supply for ecological restoration”.

An inadequate supply of native species has been identified as a key bottleneck for meeting global ecological restoration targets. In...

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5/28/21
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Urban Agriculture Resilience Program Q&A

The United States Botanic Garden and the American Public Gardens Association are working to support public gardens and their partners in facilitating collaborative food-growing and education programs. For 2021, the...

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4/16/21
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Applying for Collections Accreditation with Plant Collections Network

Holding a Nationally Accredited Plant Collection™  is added recognition of your institution’s long-term commitment to plant collections preservation, and to achieving a high standard of excellence in plant collections management. In this presentation,...

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3/10/21
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Plant Collections Town Hall: December 2020

Triage for Living Collections - Discussing Critical Action in the Wake of Disaster

If 2020 has taught us anything it’s that when disaster strikes, we need to be ready to react. The Plant Collections Community invites you to view...

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2/2/21
Plant Nomenclature & Taxonomy Town Hall: January 2021

Join the Plant Nomenclature and Taxonomy Community for a quick update on its annual project (Problematic Common Names) and a Professional Show & Tell. 

Community Chair/Moderator: Jaime Frye, Plant Records Specialist, Newfields
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1/14/21
Managing Historic Grasslands in an Era of Climate Change

Historic urban grasslands include greenspaces of historic value designed for passive and active recreation in the human built environment. Urban grasslands such as cemeteries and parks present unique challenges to landscapes designed in the early...

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4/20/20
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
Prioritization for Plant Collection Planning and Utilization

From the American Public Gardens Association Plant Collections Management Symposium. Thursday, October 18, 2018 from Vancouver, Canada.

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10/17/19
Public Gardens as Sentinels Against Invasive Species

From the American Public Gardens Association Plant Collections Management Symposium. Thursday, October 18, 2018 from Vancouver, Canada.

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10/17/19
Curating Through a Different Lens Biocultural Collections and Traditional Knowledge

From the American Public Gardens Association Plant Collections Management Symposium. Thursday, October 18, 2018 from Vancouver, Canada.

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10/17/19
Climate Adaptation, Assisted Migration, and Ex Situ Conservation

From the American Public Gardens Association Plant Collections Management Symposium. Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from Vancouver, Canada. Presenter: Sally Aitken, UBC forest geneticist

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10/17/19

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