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Ask An Expert: Chief Diversity Officers

Over the next ten years, the public garden industry is projected to face a shortage of leaders due to retirements. The Emerging Professionals Community of the Association presents "Ask an Expert”. 

Join us in exploring a new trend in the field:...

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11/4/21
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November Lunch and Learn: Creating Year End Fundraising Appeals

Did you know that more than 2/3 of charitable giving in the U.S. happens between November 15 and December 31 each year?  If you don’t offer your donors the chance to support your garden in that window, they will not have the chance to say “Yes!”  Is it...

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11/3/21
Landscape for a Living World

As we become more aware of the impact human activities can have on our world’s environment, landscape professionals are increasingly inspired to create beautiful designs that coexist well with their surrounding ecosystems. One result is a growing use...

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10/18/21
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October Lunch and Learn: Food Town, USA Book Talk

We were joined for a lunch and learn by author Mark Winne, to talk about his book Food Town, USA. The book looks at local food movements in 7 cities across the US, and how these movements are transforming towns impacted by disappearing...

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10/6/21
Focus on Sustainability Water Infiltration and Improved Soil Carbon Storage

Water infiltration replenishes groundwater and is a normal part of healthy hydrology. Also, undisturbed soils store carbon, and carbon depleted soils are less productive for food value and have less infiltration capacity. In the face of climate change...

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10/1/21
Finding the Mother Tree: A Conversation with Suzanne Simard

As a pioneer in the field of plant communication, ecologist Suzanne Simard has spent a lifetime rigorously documenting the forests of North America and the Arctic. Rather than simple collections of individual plants, these forests are complex...

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10/1/21
Forest Bathing 101: Tapping into Everyday Nature

An interactive, meditative “stroll” guided by Judy Beaudette, who explains the history behind forest bathing (‘shinrin yoku’ in Japan), a research-based mindfulness practice that offers wellness through immersion in nature. Evidence-based research...

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9/28/21
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IDEA Cafe: Transgender Inclusion at Public Gardens

Though awareness of transgender (trans) people and the issues they face are becoming more common, transgender inclusion is still often left out of discussions of diversity and inclusion. Listen to a conversation between several advocates in the public...

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9/28/21
On-Demand: Sustainable Community Development

Join us during this webinar to learn more about how your garden can enhance its sustainable community development goals. Gardens across the globe are learning how they can better serve and engage their communities with the goal of increasing visitation...

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8/31/21
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Executive Garden Leaders Annual Meeting/Town Hall

Join the Executive Garden Leaders Community for their Annual Meeting and Town Hall to discuss current issues and ideas in the world of garden leaders. 

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8/26/21
Using Zoom for Virtual Programs: Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices

Many gardens turned to Zoom in a hurry last year to build out virtual programming for youth and adult educational programs, large meetings, and other events. The convenience and accessibility of online programming helped broaden audiences and overcome...

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8/24/21
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Design & Planning Town Hall

Join the Design & Planning Community for their Annual Meeting and Town Hall to discuss current issues and ideas in the world of design and planning.

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8/23/21
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Education Town Hall

Join the Education Community for their Annual Meeting and Town Hall to discuss current issues and ideas in the world of education.

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8/19/21
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Arts & Exhibitions Town Hall

Join the Arts & Exhibitions Community for their Annual Meeting and a Town Hall to discuss current tips, tricks, and problems we all see in the world of Arts & Exhibitions.

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8/12/21
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Plant Conservation Town Hall

Join the Plant Conservation Community for their Annual Meeting and Town Hall to discuss current issues and ideas in the world of plant conservation.

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8/11/21
Putting the Right Plants in the Right Places

Just because a plant grows in your area does not mean your project is designed in a fashion that the plant will thrive on your project.  This Habitat Tip outlines the process of trying to "put a square peg into a round hole" and how to make sure and...

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8/10/21
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Historic Landscapes Annual Meeting/Town Hall

Join the Historical Landscapes Community for their Annual Meeting and Town Hall to discuss current issues and ideas in the world of historic landscapes.

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8/10/21
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Guest Services Annual Meeting/Town Hall

Join the Guest Services Community for their Annual Meeting and Town Hall to discuss current issues and ideas in the world of guest services.

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8/6/21
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

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