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Your Staff and Job Training Programs: Building a Cohesive Team

Public Gardens have a unique opportunity to touch the lives of young people in their communities through paid job training programs.

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Tree Management: Tree Protection Standards for Construction and Animals

Trees are one of the most important display pieces in every Garden due to their size, presence, and impact on light levels.

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What Does It Mean to Do the Right Thing? Engaging with Ethics in Curatorial Decision Making

We are often faced with ethical quandaries in our professional lives, and charting the best course of action can be challenging.

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Sustainable International Collaborations: American Case Studies

Sustainable international collaborations involve a mutually beneficial, long-term relationship that is frequently unique to both institutions.

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The Role of Public Gardens in Revitalizing Communities

While many municipalities have seen a return of commercial and residential investment, too many remain mired in cycles of poverty, community degradation, poor quality education, and unemployment.

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The Agave Blues: Importance of Tequila in Mexican Culture

The Blue Agave (Maguey Azul, Agave tequilana) is an example of a very important plant in Mexico’s history, culture, and commerce. For over two hundred and fifty years, the national drink of Mexico has been produced in and near Tequila, Jalisco.

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Shifting Gears: The Challenge of Dealing with Success

Many public gardens get started, or undertake an expansion, then find themselves unprepared for success.

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The Triumphs and Tribulations of Trialing: All-America Selections and Beyond

A well-developed trialing program can benefit a public garden, its visitors, and the horticulture industry as a whole. Successful plants with proven performance create beautiful displays that engage the public and showcase the living landscape.

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Pricing and Planning Continuing Education Programs

Continuing education staff are often charged with increasing audience reach while simultaneously generating revenue for their institution.

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The Plant Requisition System: Automating Data Entry for Plant Records Databases

Public garden living collections are dynamic and often the best efforts of plant recorders cannot keep pace with the volume of new arrivals, transplants, propagation, phenology observations, and removals.

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