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Finding Voice Through Plants: Success and Opportunities in Therapeutic Horticulture Programs at UT Garden

Public gardens contain fundamental ingredients necessary to be sites of healing and growth. For several years, The University of Tennessee Gardens in Knoxville, Tennessee, has been the site of Therapeutic Horticulture programs with great success for...

Lessons from the Field: Volunteers and Accessibility

Any garden or organization can benefit from a diversified volunteer corps with differing skill sets as well as being a welcoming and supportive space. Panelists will share successful stories, workplace/onboarding strategies, and offer resources for...

BHS Preventing Workplace Harassment

Harassment is a form of employment discrimination that may violate federal laws like Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC...

Facing Change: Insights from the American Alliance of Museums’ Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion Working Group

This document presents a shared vocabulary and a set of basic principles to guide
professionals toward incorporating Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) into the heart of their work. It is meant to be a starting place, not an...

Differences make a difference: Diversity in social learning and value creation

Prior research has demonstrated that CEOs learn privileged information from their social connections. Going beyond the importance of the number of social ties in a CEO's social network, this paper studies the value generated from a...

BHS Service Animals and Public Gardens

Many individuals with disabilities use a service animal in order to fully participate in everyday life. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), with guidance published through the Department of Justice (DOJ), continue to answer questions on service...

Welcome to Your Garden: Building Diversity and Inclusion Inside and Out

During this webinar the Desert Botanical Garden Director of Operations and Director of Marketing discuss their emphasis on social inclusion as they are in the process if working on their 5 year strategic plan. Check out this webinar as they discuss...

Inclusion & Diversity Roadmap

The Association Diversity & Inclusion Committee along with The Duke Mansion have created an Inclusion & Diversity Roadmap for those interested in better understanding BMPs for implementing change and becoming a more inclusive organization. 

Building A Stronger Board

This presentation from the 2018 Small Gardens Symposium will give you the tools, procedures, and an exercise to help you build the diversity and strength you need to create a strong and effective Board of Directors. 

Fieldside Manner: Serving Plant Pathology’s Stakeholders (Part 1 & Part 2)
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Ethics and Best Practices in Museums

View this policy brief to learn about current standards, best practices, ethics and more! 


Let's Talk Climate: Messages to Motivate U.S. Latinos

Climate change is not a new issue for Latinos living in the United States. Many Latino leaders have provided leadership on climate, and organizations are working to engage Latinos in solutions. Latino climate leadership is accelerating, but further ...

Women in Horticulture: Connecting and Collaborating

In the Delaware Valley Garden region, the Women in Horticulture group was founded to help women gain access to networking and collaborating opportunities to advance their careers. Learn about their mission and ideas for recreating a similar model at...

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 101: Creating Cultural Transformation

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are some of the most pressing and least understood leadership issues of our time. As demographics within North America change, public gardens will be challenged to engage an audience with greater diversity in age,...

Creating a Healthy Balance of Ownership: Empowering Team Members while Advancing Institutional Goals

Granting ownership and autonomy instills a sense of pride and generates institutional loyalty among staff members. The panel will explore how institutions can benefit from these gains while having confidence that each employee is working to advance the...

Holocaust Survivors and War Veterans: Unique Rehabilitation Programs for Socially Aware Gardens

Jerusalem Botanical Gardens has pioneered a change in the role public gardens play in their community. A large part of their social programming is dedicated to rehabilitation programs for demographics that are specific to the geographical location:...

Building Employee Diversity Through Education & Workforce Training Programs

Public garden leaders often struggle to attract talented people of color to their famously white worlds. Hear directly from five horticulture and teaching staff at three different gardens who came to their...

USCIS Citizenship Resource Center

The Institute of Museum and Library Services currently partners with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to provide support to libraries through the distribution of information,...

Public Garden Article: The Buehler Enabling Garden: Gardening for People of All Abilities

The Chicago Botanic Garden always has been committed to the concept of welcoming all visitors--regardless of their abilities--to fully participate in and enjoy its grounds and range of programs. This past summer, 22 years after launching its...

Cleveland Botanical Garden: Vacant To Vibrant

Vacant to Vibrant Program for Green Infrastructure and Urban Revitalization

Supported by the Great Lakes Protection Fund, Vacant to Vibrant is working to renovate vacant parcels of land in neighborhoods in Cleveland, Ohio, Gary, Indiana...