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Extreme Events in the Urban Forest: Assessment, Response, and Recovery

Natural disasters cause significant damage each year to our urban forests, and years of local investment in planting and caring for community trees can be suddenly wiped away. We know that urban forest and community resilience can be improved by using...

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2/25/21
Telling the Whole Story: Using an Inclusive Interpretation of Gardens & Historic Landscapes to Reach a Broader Audience

Hear from a diverse panel on how to use inclusive interpretation of gardens and historic landscapes to reach a broader audience.

Panelists include Shaun Spencer-Hester of the Anne Spencer House & Garden Museum, Lynchburg, VA; Peggy Cornett...

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1/19/21
CommuniTree: A Model for Engaging Communities in Tree Planting and Maintenance Projects

Tree planting can help communities achieve many resiliency goals such as cooling heat islands, reducing stormwater floods, and building neighborhood cohesion. But trees can only do these things if they survive and thrive to maturity. CommuniTree is a...

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4/13/20
Youth Leadership and Equity in the Outdoors

From the 2020 Education Symposium, this presentation focuses on racial equity and how essential it is for educational programming. An overview of the Cadet Program in the City of Austin Parks & Recreation will be covered. 

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2/18/20
Old Ways New Ways, Regenerative Thinking in the 21 st Century

In October 2018, the Stockholm Resilience Centre released a report “Transformation is Feasible” to the Club of Rome on how to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals within Planetary Boundaries. Of four simulations run, only transformational...

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7/29/19
Integrating Indigenous Languages into Gardens

University of British Columbia (UBC) Botanical Garden is located on the traditional and unceded land of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) First Nation. The 2019 UN International Year of Indigenous Language draws attention to the critical global loss of...

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7/9/19
IMP360: Interpretive Master Planning from Every Angle

As public gardens become increasingly focused on visitor experience, the story they tell about themselves—and the way gardens use this story to engage their stakeholders—is more important than ever. Participants will hear from five professionals at...

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7/9/19
The Business of Native Plants: Generating Revenue through Creative Garden Enterprises

Native plant, pollinator, and habitat issues are growing more popular among the visiting public each year, but does this translate more broadly into increased nursery sales? With ecological testing ongoing to determine differences in habitat value...

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7/9/19

 

 
 
Adopting a 'More than Less Bad' Paradigm at South Coast Botanical Garden

Located on a former landfill, South Coast Botanic Garden employed a regenerative and systematic paradigm and approach for the design of the Creek Garden and Lake in order to holistically manage large amounts of off-site stormwater, conserve water...

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7/2/19
Analysis of Climate Change Impacts on Tree Species of the Eastern US

Participants will learn about the potential impacts of climate change on 125 tree species of the eastern US. Changes in suitable habitat, capacity to cope with the changing climate, and potential for infilling or migration by the end of this century...

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6/24/19
Mapping Public Gardens to the Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were agreed to by 193 States Members in 2015 and provide a global framework to address sustainability challenges facing the planet. Public gardens through their collections, displays,...

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10/5/18
Thriving in Disaster

Our gardens, whether we like it or not, are subject to the whims of nature, yet, a timely and effective response cannot be created on a whim. Preparation requires intense and thoughtful planning well ahead of time. To create preparative and responsive...

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6/20/18
Rapid-Fire Presentations

Hear stories that embrace the theme of “Cultivating Your Creativity." Several presenters from different public gardens shared a 5 minute story on a program or project their institution is embracing. 

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6/19/18
From Pumpkins to Progress: Using Food Production and Agri-tourism to Enhance Financial Sustainability

Finding additional resources for food programs can be a daunting project. This session will highlight several approaches from agricultural experts to create/expand this type of programming. We will highlight projects that were instrumental in creating...

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7/9/17
Fusing Seasonal Display Planning with Garden-wide Approaches and Programming

In this multi-speaker presentation, we will discuss how to create a seasonal horticultural display throughout an institution. The session will focus on institution wide approaches of creating “themes” in the displays, which includes fusion of...

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7/9/17
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. Public gardens cannot by themselves reverse these long-...

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7/9/17
Pricing and Planning Continuing Education Programs

Continuing education staff are often charged with increasing audience reach while simultaneously generating revenue for their institution. Achieving these seemingly opposed goals requires a wide variety of approaches, including partnerships, creative...

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7/9/17
The Ecological Atlas Project: Building Ecological Literacy through Art, Science & Technology

This presentation will show the profound role that art, science, and technology play in building ecological literacy and resilience. Presented by award-winning landscape architect and educator, Roberto Rovira...

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9/24/16
Sage Advice: Changing Perspectives of Emerging & Emerged Public Garden Professionals

Are you an aspiring public garden leader or looking to find new talent for your team? We all know that emerging into the public garden profession isn’t always a straightforward process, so we’re here to open...

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9/24/16
Running a Production Nursery with a Conservation Focus in the Public Eye

To be tenable in the modern age, botanical gardens are obligated to be more than just display gardens but are called to be active parts of their community, both locally and globally. An open-propagation...

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9/24/16

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