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Plastic Pots in Horticulture: Waste Stream Issues & Solutions

Plastic containers have supported extraordinary growth and vitality across the U.S. Green Industry, but most garden plastic remains primarily landfill-bound. As public concern rises over plastic pollution, what options do public gardens have to help...

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9/29/22
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Grow Your Technology Practices: Give Your Patrons and Members a World Class Guest Experience

You work tirelessly to maintain your beautiful gardens and give your visitors a magical experience when they come to wander through the blooms. It is important to treat your members and visitors with the same level of care and cultivate strong...

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9/13/22
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September Lunch & Learn: Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Conservation at Desert Botanical Garden

Desert Botanical Garden is supporting monarch butterflies and pollinators through its Great Milkweed Grow Out initiative. They are growing native plants for pollinators, creating urban and wildlands habitat, and leading many research projects to help...

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9/9/22
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2022 Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility (IDEA) Café & Lunch

Join us for a special IDEA Café focusing on Identity. Learn about the diverse identities present in the public garden community and how it influences the work they do in our field. We will have panel discussion with leaders in the garden and non-profit...

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8/24/22
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August Lunch & Learn: Balancing Beauty with Sustainability: Integrated Pest Management at Phipps

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens strives to bring the beauty of plants from around the world to Pittsburgh while inspiring people to take actions toward sustainability and environmental stewardship. Integrated pest management is designed to...

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8/5/22
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July Lunch & Learn: An Introduction to ACORN: The Digital Collections of The Morton Arboretum

ACORN (Arboretum COllections & Resources Nexus) provides online access to the special collections of the Sterling Morton Library and other Morton Arboretum resources like images, videos, and documents. This is an amazing resource for educators,...

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7/8/22
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June Lunch & Learn: Plants/Place – Virtual Ethnobotanical Interpretation

Using ethnobotany in public garden interpretation is a great way to engage new and diverse audiences; making it virtual provides access regardless of location, income, or whether or not you’re willing to brave the Texas summer sun.

In this Lunch...

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6/3/22
Ask an Expert: Executive Directors

Executive Directors spend some time speaking for their gardens in the public eye and a lot of time doing work behind the scenes. Have you ever wondered what that work really looks like or whether it might be something you aspire to one day? Join us for...

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5/26/22
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May Lunch & Learn: Mentor Match

The American Public Gardens Association has launched a new online Mentor Match program to connect our members with other public horticulture professionals for mutual professional development. The new program integrates with the Association’s existing...

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5/6/22
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Take Presentations to the Next Level

Learn how to take your presentation skills to the next level with advice and insights from seasoned speaker Brian Vogt, CEO of Denver Botanic Gardens. A brief Q&A follows his presentation. This talk was given during the May 2022 Council of...

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5/3/22
Access Nature: Inclusion in the Outdoors

Organized by North American Association for Environmental Education

How do we create spaces in nature that are truly welcoming for disabled people? What does accessibility actually mean and how do we implement it? Loren Penman and Syren...

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5/2/22
On-Demand: How Your Garden Can Impact the Local Economy

Have you considered the impact your garden has on local and regional economic health? Gardens occupy a unique place in the cultural, environmental, and economic landscape, and the reach your garden has can be bigger than you think. Join us for an on-...

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4/28/22
On-Demand: Preparing & Utilizing Plant Collection Development Plans

Collection planning guides the development of plant acquisition and management decisions in meaningful, strategic, and measurable directions. During this 90-minute webinar, learn how effective collection development plans are unique for each...

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4/12/22
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Preparing & Utilizing Plant Collection Development Plans

Collection planning guides the development of plant acquisition and management decisions in meaningful, strategic, and measurable directions. During this 90-minute webinar, learn how effective collection development plans are unique for each...

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4/12/22
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Planting Seeds of the Future: Increasing the Labor Pipeline for the Horticulture Industry

Watch this webinar to hear a presentation and discussion on the future of staffing and career development in Horticulture with Jazmin Albarran, Executive Director of Seed Your Future. Challenges of staffing was recently identified as a “pressing matter...

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4/11/22
On-Demand: Bringing Sustainability to Outreach and Education

Join this webinar to learn to incorporate sustainability principles into education, engagement, and outreach at your garden! Staying intentional in your programming will allow you to understand and engage with broad audiences in your community,...

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3/25/22
On-Demand: Creating Space for Conservation Biological Control

Since 2017, Idaho Botanical Garden (IBG) has developed creative spaces specifically to attract natural enemies of pests and other beneficial insects. Join IBG Collections Curator, Daniel Murphy and Food and Agriculture Community Chair, Sierra Laverty...

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3/25/22
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April Lunch & Learn: Attracting and Retaining Guest Services Staff

Join us for this lunch and learn to review a survey taken by 72 guest services personnel that asked them what attracted them to their jobs, why they are still on the job once they accepted the job offer, and what would keep them on staff in the future...

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3/14/22
On-Demand: Garden Board Member Experience 2022: Risky Business

Nonprofit boards should not fear risk, but simply managing it is not enough. Risk is a dynamic, complex, multidimensional challenge and your strong leadership is required to address it. 

The value of effective risk management isn't always ...

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3/11/22
On-Demand: Beneath Our Feet: Thinking About Sustainability From the Ground Up

Join us for an on-demand recording of this sustainability webinar to learn more about how to improve your garden from the ground up by using sustainable materials! Materials management often goes on behind the scenes, but builds the foundation for the...

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3/11/22

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