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Minimizing Visitor Injury Risk

Visitor personal injury claims can be costly and very damaging to a public garden’s reputation. They can be much more frequent than employee injury claims and employee safety programs are not sufficient to protect visitors.

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11/4/15
The Role of Public Gardens in Sustainable Community Development

This project directly addresses that gap in the public gardens’ knowledge of how to embed their unique expertise into the broader agenda of sustainable community development.

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10/30/15
Growing Degree Days

Growing degree days have been used widely for both agriculture and horticulture purposes since the 1950s to track temperature accumulation.

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10/28/15
Severe Weather Data and Information

As spring arrives, it brings with it warmer weather, blossoming trees and flowers, singing birds, and severe weather such as hail, high winds, and tornadoes.

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10/28/15
Regional Snowfall Index

NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) produces the Regional Snowfall Index (RSI) for significant snowstorms that impact the eastern two-thirds of the United States.

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10/28/15
Soil Moisture Data

Soil moisture is a key factor in determining the annual progress of natural environments and human systems.

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10/28/15
Precipitation

As was felt recently at the South Carolina Botanical Garden, extreme precipitation and flooding can be exceptionally devastating. Excess rains can wash away trails, compromise bridges, and harm many varieties of plants in public gardens.

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10/28/15

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