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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
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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: 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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March IDEA Cafe: Volunteers in the Age of IDEA

In this age of IDEA being at the forefront of many garden's priorities, IDEA principles are being introduced to various facets of public gardens, including volunteer programs. Join this session to hear from staff at gardens that are working to bring...

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3/1/22
Urban Agriculture Resilience Program 2022 Q&A Webinar

The United States Botanic Garden and the American Public Gardens Association are accepting applications for 2022 Urban Agriculture Resilience Program awards to support...

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2/25/22
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Ask an Expert: Directors of Horticulture

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a Director of Horticulture at a public garden? Join us for a conversation with four Directors of Horticulture from gardens large and small across the United States. Learn more about their backgrounds and...

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2/24/22
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Been There, Done That: Digital Asset Management Systems

Join this webinar to hear more about Digital Asset Management Systems and how they have been implemented and utilized at public gardens.  

This webinar has been generously sponsored by Blackbaud 

 

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2/22/22
On-Demand: The Triple Bottom Line and Other Tools for Sustainable Decision-Making | Sustainability Index Series

Join us during this Sustainability Index Series webinar to hear how three different organizations are making decisions through the lens of sustainability. Glenda Abney, Interim Vice President, Education and Director, EarthWays Center with Missouri...

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1/26/22
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IDEA Cafe: Successful IDEAs

For this IDEA Cafe, we are highlighting IDEA success stories! Gardens are doing amazing things to be more inclusive and diversifying their programming, membership, and much more! Join this uplifting Cafe to learn about and celebrate initiatives taking...

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12/7/21
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Been There, Done That: Going Hybrid

COVID changed so many things, some for the better. One thing that seems destined to stick around is virtual capacity. Events, programming, and workplace initiatives are happening virtually and will continue to do so to reach a wider audience and...

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11/29/21
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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
On-Demand: Water Conservation | Sustainability Index Series

In this Sustainability Index Series webinar, you’ll hear more about how your garden can enhance its water quality and consumption goals.

You'll also learn how other gardens are managing water on site to reduce their reliance on municipally...

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10/29/21
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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: Climate Adaptation & Risk Management | Sustainability Index Series

In this webinar, you'll hear more about how your garden can enhance its climate adaptation and risk management goals. You'll learn about how to adapt your plant collection to the threats of climate change including extreme weather, temperature changes...

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9/28/21

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