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Intersecting urban forestry and botanical gardens to address big challenges for healthier trees, people, and cities

Improving urban forests is one of the solutions to achieving several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and making cities healthier and more livable for people.

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7/15/19
Fundraising Communications Toolkit for Board Members

The purpose of a fundraising communications toolkit for board members is to provide them with the “tools” that they need to effectively raise funds for your organization.

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3/18/19
Introducing: The MYGARDEN Campaign

Association Director of External Relations Joan Thomas gives an introduction to the MYGARDEN campaign supported by Association affinity partner, MobileCause. Learn how to use this platform to raise money during National Public Gardens Week. 

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1/18/19
Welcome Wildlife to your Garden

The Sonoran Desert is one of the most ecologically diverse deserts in the world with more than 2,000 native plant species and hundreds of wildlife species.

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12/28/18
Public Education and Outreach Opportunities for Crop Wild Relatives in North America

Successful programs of crop wild relative (CWR) exploration, conservation, and utilization are ultimately dependent on sustained public prioritization and support, which in turn requires public awareness and engagement.

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12/18/18
BGCI Technical Review: The economic, social and environmental impacts of botanic gardens

For the purposes of this study, we have broadly categorised the results of the activities of botanic gardens into economic, social and environmental impacts.

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9/26/18
The Development of a Thirteen Year Research-Practice Partnership: How the School District, Eight Cultural Institutions, and University Participants Collaborate to Support New York City Science Teachers and Learners

This paper examines Urban Advantage, a thirteen-year partnership in New York City, between eight cultural institutions (botanical gardens among them) and the Department of Education, as a ‘case’ of a long-lasting research practice partnership that has h

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9/17/18
27 Years of Extension Urban Forestry Outreach: A Pennsylvania Success Story

Since 1991, the Penn State Extension Urban Forestry Program has delivered a variety of programs from land use workshops and arborist short courses to Tree Tender trainings and municipal stormwater workshops.

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7/2/18
Promoting Urban & Community Forestry through Staffing, Volunteer Groups, Tree Boards, & Ordinances

The success of community forests relies on good management by municipal staff, volunteer groups, and tree boards framed around well-written ordinances.

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7/2/18
Playing Your Part: An Orchestra's Guide to Public Policy Advocacy

This guide can be applied to public gardens as a resource for public policy advocacy. When you’re telling a prospective donor, reporter, or civic leader what your garden does and why it matters, you’re engaging in advocacy.

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1/18/18

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