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Sharing Power: A Frank Discussion Between Funders and Grantees

The term “power-sharing” means many things to many people. Hilary Pennington, Executive Vice President of the Ford Foundation, and Sam Cobbs, CEO of Tipping Point Community, join with two of their current grantees —National Immigration Law Center...

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8/3/21
Plant symbiosis: The good, the bad, and the complicated: The 18th Smithsonian Botanical Symposium

The 18th Smithsonian Botanical Symposium, co-hosted by the Smithsonian’s Department of Botany and the United States Botanic Garden, was held virtually over two days on May 13 and 14, 2021. The Symposium, “Plant symbiosis: The good, the bad, and the...

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7/30/21
Loon Preservation Committee works to keep loons’ eerie call echoing across New Hampshire’s lakes

The Loon Preservation Committee, based in New Hampshire, has been studying the breeding behaviors of loons for decades. The Local Motives duo Nate Murray and Cody Pfister went to New Hampshire to learn from the committee team. Climate change, with its...

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7/30/21
College & University Gardens Town Hall

Join the College & University Gardens Community for their Annual Meeting and Town Hall to discuss current issues and ideas in the world of college and university gardens.

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7/30/21
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Marketing and Communications Town Hall

Join the Marketing and Communications Community for their Annual Meeting and Town Hall to discuss current issues and ideas in the world of marketing and communications.

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7/28/21
On-Demand: Biodiversity & Conservation | Sustainability Index Series

In this webinar, you'll learn more about how your garden can enhance its biodiversity and conservation goals. Gardens worldwide engage in biodiversity and conservation work through wild collecting trips, preserving specimens in herbaria and seed banks...

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7/28/21
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Finance and Operations Town Hall

Join the Finance and Operations for a Town Hall/Annual Meeting to discuss new ideas and issues in the world of finance and operations.

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7/27/21
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Horticulture, Greenhouse, and Facilities Town Hall

Join the Horticulture Community for their Annual Meeting and Town Hall to discuss current issues and ideas in the world of horticulture, greenhouse, and facilities. 

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7/26/21
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Native Plants Town Hall

Join the Native Plants Community for their Annual Meeting and Town Hall to discuss current issues and ideas in the world of native plants.  

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7/21/21
2021 Plant Collections Network Virtual Forum

All Nationally Accredited Plant Collections™ holders, peer reviewers, and others interested in applying for accreditation through Plant Collections Network were invited to attend our annual Forum. We celebrated our successes, shared future plans, then...

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7/21/21
Exploring the Impact of Virtual Programs on Revenue Generation at Cultural Organizations

Join us as we share the results of a 2021 study of 500+ cultural professionals! Since the escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic, digital programming has taken on new importance and prominence across museums and cultural institutions. Many organizations...

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7/16/21
Habitat Tip: Mowing Considerations

Conservation Blueprint's Peter Berthelsen talks about mowing considerations for your pollinator habitat in this Habitat Tip.

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7/16/21
Membership and Development Town Hall

The Development & Membership Community welcomed new community leadership, reflected on events of the last year and discussed the way forward. 

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7/15/21
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TIPS Town Hall/Annual Meeting

Join the TIPS Community for their Annual Meeting and Town Hall to discuss current issues and ideas in the world of technology and innovation.

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7/14/21
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Small Gardens Town Hall

Join the Small Gardens Community for their Annual Meeting and Town Hall to discuss current issues and ideas in the world of small gardens.

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7/13/21
The No BS Guide to Digital Transformation: How Intentional Culture Change Can Propel Associations Forward

With regard to digital transformation, it’s no longer a question of “will we, or won’t we?” Circumstances have conspired to force association executives to think about how we’re going to do digital, bringing it into the core strategy of the...

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7/9/21
August Lunch and Learn: Walk with an Arborist

Walk with an Arborist programs at the University of Maryland's Arboretum and Botanical Gardens started with a New Year's Resolution from one staff member to walk more. Being a certified arborist, she thought perhaps other staff members across UMD would...

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7/6/21
Climate Change Pressures on Growing Degree Days, Plant Hardiness Zones, and Heat Zones in the 21st Century

Climate change is already having substantial effects on natural systems and the benefits they provide. It is important to understand how climate change may intensify through this century in order to prepare for future changes. This application features...

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7/6/21
July Lunch and Learn: How Can My Garden Be More Sustainable?

Join Alexis Bacon, Coordinator of the Sustainability Index, to learn more about sustainability in public gardens. We'll address some of the key ways that gardens are championing sustainability in preparation for our upcoming sustainability webinar...

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7/4/21
Engaging Women in Land Management A Case Study on Women Owning Woodlands

Women landowners play an important role in stewarding America’s forestlands, yet traditional programs have fallen short of engaging this important audience. Significantly fewer women than men actively participate in the current management of their...

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7/2/21

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