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Rainwater Harvesting: Drylands and Beyond

Turn water scarcity into water abundance! These books show you how to conceptualize, design, and implement sustainable water-, sun-, wind-, and shade-harvesting systems for your home, landscape, and community.

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9/19/19
Duke's Water Use

Since a historic drought in 2007, Duke has worked diligently to reduce dependence on the city water supply and implement sustained conservation measures across the university and health system.

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9/19/19
EPA Water Management Best Practices

This suite of resources provides an overview of EPA recommended best water management practices for landscaping, facilities, and stormwater. Each provides a good overview of techniques along with EPA site examples:  

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9/18/19
HOW ARE BOTANIC GARDENS IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA MANAGING THE RISK TO LIVING PLANT COLLECTIONS IN THE EVENT OF WATER SHORTAGE?

Given the time, money and effort expended in the acquisition, establishment, curation and maintenance of a living botanical collection, and the irreplaceable nature of some living collections, it would be reasonable to assume that these living assets wo

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9/17/19
Real-Time Control of Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Water Features for Combined Sewer Overflow Mitigation and Water Conservation

Communities are increasingly turning to “smart” water systems to address their often-competing stormwater challenges. This begs the question “how much more effective are smart stormwater systems?”.

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9/16/19
Lean on Me: Recommendations for Heritage Tree Support at the Morris Arboretum

The history of the Morris Arboretum can be told through its eldest trees. Every scar and abnormality present on these immense specimens inspire awe, enrich visitor experience, and provide a glimpse into the past of the gardens.

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9/16/19
Implementing Energy Efficiency through Sub-meters

Participants will learn how to begin sub-metering utilities on their campus and how this data can inform and justify not only the cost of the sub-meters, but of energy efficiency projects as well.

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9/13/19
The Landscape Architect in the Nursery: Tagging Trees and Enforcing Specifications

Tree defects such as co-dominant leaders, girding roots and buried trunk flares, present at time of planting, cause failures and decline long after the warrantee period has expired.  Landscape architects may go to nurseries to tag trees; but often inspe

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9/12/19
Bartlett Tree Experts: Saving Storm Damaged Trees and Shrubs

Ice or snow loads can cause branch breakage or failure of entire trees and shrubs. Branches or entire trees that fall in storms can impact homes, vehicles, power lines and block roads.

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9/12/19
Green Events Policies at the Garden

The North Carolina Botanical Center has created a step-by-step guide on how to plan for a low-waste event. This is an example of a policy that ensures garden staff plan events with sustainability in mind.

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8/22/19

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