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BHS: Safety Matters – Defensive Driving Techniques

DEFENSIVE DRIVING
Defensive driving practices apply to all driving situations. In addition to normal work
related travel on public roads, Garden employees drive a wide variety of equipment; from
scooters to golf...

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3/10/20
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
BHS: Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a leading cause of the increasing number of auto accidents and the severity of resulting injury and damages. Understanding how to avoid distraction and implementing best driving practices to keep our employees, volunteers and...

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2/11/20
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
BHS: Heat Stress

Summer heat can have a detrimental effect on employees and volunteers who work outdoors or within indoor environments with elevated temperatures. Each year more people in the United States die from extreme heat than from hurricanes, lightning, tornados...

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8/5/19
Scaling up public engagement in botanical research

Public engagement in botanical research has the potential to simultaneously advance research, science literacy, research sustainability, and workforce diversification goals, if strategies are carefully crafted and implemented to do so. Here, we briefly...

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1/30/19
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
Supporting Excellence in Volunteer Management

Be the leader who empowers your organization to have the best volunteer engagement possible: What does your organization need to be successful?

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10/26/15
Second Generation Volunteer Administration - Moving from Transaction to Transformative Volunteer Learning Environments

Volunteer resource managers are primarily charged with oversight of transactions or tasks conducted by their volunteer force for the improvement of social, economic, or environmental conditions. However, a deeper goal focuses on the developmental...

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10/26/15
Keeping Volunteers Connected

Keeping volunteers connected to your organization takes more than a chart of gold stars. All types of people volunteer and there may not be a one-size-fits-all way to recognize their contributions.

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10/26/15