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Integrating Food Systems and Local Food in Family and Consumer Sciences: Perspectives from the Pilot Extension Master Food Volunteer Program

Cooperative Extension programs across the United States are embracing food systems and local food as a new topic area. Previous studies indicate that successful local food programming requires cross program collaboration. However, research in this area...

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2/25/20
A Master Gardener Survey: Promoting Pollinator-friendly Plants Through Education and Outreach

As land-use patterns change over time, some pollinating insects continue to decline both in abundance and diversity. This is due, in part, to reductions in floral resources that provide sufficient nectar and pollen. Our overall goal is to help increase...

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1/28/20
Public Involvement in Green Infrastructure Maintenance on Local Streets Case Study: Green Streets Program in the City of Vancouver

This professional research project conducted a case study of the Green Streets Program
(“GSP”), a volunteer program of street garden maintenance provided by the City of Vancouver
(“City”). The project sought effective ways to further...

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1/8/20
Volgistics: Volunteer Database Management

Presentation from the October, 2019 Seeds of Engagement: Cultivating a Vibrant and Diverse Volunteer Program, Volunteer Engagement Community Symposium. 

Presenter(s) from Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden 

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11/7/19
VolunteerHub

Presentation from the October, 2019 Seeds of Engagement: Cultivating a Vibrant and Diverse Volunteer Program, Volunteer Engagement Community Symposium. 

Presented by: Catrina “Cat” Dillard
Volunteer & Guest Services Coordinator, North...

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11/7/19
Volunteer Technology

Presentation from the October, 2019 Seeds of Engagement: Cultivating a Vibrant and Diverse Volunteer Program, Volunteer Engagement Community Symposium. 

Presented by Eryn Hatzithomas, Coordinator of Volunteers

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11/7/19
Working with Staff to Sustain Volunteer Engagement

Presentation from the October, 2019 Seeds of Engagement: Cultivating a Vibrant and Diverse Volunteer Program, Volunteer Engagement Community Symposium. 

Marty Pipp Petillo, Volunteer Services Manager
Olbrich Botanical Gardens

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11/7/19
Developing a Docent Program

Presentation from the October, 2019 Seeds of Engagement: Cultivating a Vibrant and Diverse Volunteer Program, Volunteer Engagement Community Symposium. 

NANCY WHITE – Desert Botanical Garden, AZ
SARAH ALLRED – Ashton Gardens at...

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11/7/19
Working with Volunteer Groups

Presentation from the October, 2019 Seeds of Engagement: Cultivating a Vibrant and Diverse Volunteer Program, Volunteer Engagement Community Symposium. 

Alice Moore, The Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Chloe Wieland, San Francisco...

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11/7/19
Volunteer Engagement Symposium: The IDEA of a Changing World

Keynote presentation from the October, 2019 Seeds of Engagement: Cultivating a Vibrant and Diverse Volunteer Program, Volunteer Engagement Community Symposium. 

MaryLynn Mack, COO, South Coast Botanic Garden 

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11/7/19
Engaging Diverse Audiences in Conservation and Research through Citizen Science

Citizen science offers the opportunity to actively involve a variety of audiences both on site and in communities with our collections, our research, and our conservation activities, increasing scientific and environmental literacy as well as awareness...

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7/8/19
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

This presentation reveals how gardens efforts have helped surpass the goals of the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge! 

Highlights:

  • Top Pollinator Planting Towns and Cities
  • Garden Impact on Pollinator Diversity and
  • ...
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3/13/19
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
Building Leadership Capacity: Helping Staff Succeed with Volunteers

Seasoned Volunteer Managers will offer advice for staff members who work with volunteers. How can you make the most of this valuable resource while helping staff build leadership skills? What strategies and practices will offer the greatest success for...

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6/20/18
Volunteers! Our Most Precious Resource

Presented by Karen Christeson of Idaho Botanical Gardens at the 2018 Small Gardens Symposium, this presentation will cover how to build a dynamic volunteer program that establishes lasting relationships and successful experiences. 

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1/17/18
Shaken, Not Stirred: Rethinking Donor/Volunteer Engagement

In 2015, The Morton Arboretum decided to shake things up with a full assessment of volunteer engagement in fundraising programs. Kathleen will discuss the benefits of Arboretum efforts to “shake up, not just stir” long-standing volunteer committees....

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2/27/17
The Major Gifts Pipeline Across Generations

A robust major gift program begins with a strong mid-level giving program. Building your annual gift pipeline will include connecting with new donors, good stewardship, willing leadership volunteers, informative data and a strong organizational plan....

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2/27/17
To Ask or Not to Ask—Is that Even a Question? Inspiring Volunteers to Give

Although volunteers are among those most deeply engaged in your garden’s mission, there is a distinct reluctance by many institutions to ask for financial support from those who donate their time, energy, and...

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9/24/16
Types of Volunteer Recognition given by Public Gardens

This list contains various types of recognition given to volunteers by American Public Gardens Association member gardens.  This information was gathered through the Association Volunteer Engagement Professional Section. 

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10/26/15
Volunteer Tracking Software Recommendations

This list contains recommended volunteer tracking software, as provided by the American Public Gardens Association Volunteer Professional Section members. 

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10/26/15

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