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Volunteer Town Hall/Annual Meeting

Join us for our June 2021 Volunteer Community joint Town Hall and Annual Meeting!   

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6/29/21
Townhall: Volunteer Engagement: Where are you now?

Where is your volunteer program now? Join us for a town hall discussion of engaging volunteers away from the garden and returning volunteers to in-person work. Becky Robert, Communication and Volunteer Coordinator with the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore...

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4/4/21
April Lunch & Learn: Shifting an Appreciation Reception to an Online Celebration

Like many public gardens, Reiman Gardens hosts an end of the year appreciation reception for our volunteers. This year, we knew we would not be able to offer the same in person event, so staff quickly shifted focus to developing and creating an online...

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3/2/21
Time + Talent Podcast

Whether you’re looking for solutions, inspiration, or just want to hear what others are doing to successfully engage volunteers, Time + Talent is the podcast for leaders of volunteers.

We’ll bring you uplifting and insightful conversations with...

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12/16/20
The Arkansas Native Seed Program

The “Natural Areas as Seeds for Restoration: The Arkansas Native Seed Program” webinar was recorded and is now available to view on the NAA’s YouTube channel. The webinar discusses the history and inspiration for the ANSP, goals, funding, partnerships...

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9/18/20
Focus on Re-Opening Part II: Marketing & Communications Community Town Hall

The Association's Marketing & Communications Community focuses on re-opening experiences. Features two very different reopening experiences from the Huntington Botanical Garden and Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and discussions moderated by Vice-...

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5/20/20
Integrating Food Systems and Local Food in Family and Consumer Sciences: Perspectives from the Pilot Extension Master Food Volunteer Program

Cooperative Extension programs across the United States are embracing food systems and local food as a new topic area. Previous studies indicate that successful local food programming requires cross program collaboration. However, research in this area...

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2/25/20
A Master Gardener Survey: Promoting Pollinator-friendly Plants Through Education and Outreach

As land-use patterns change over time, some pollinating insects continue to decline both in abundance and diversity. This is due, in part, to reductions in floral resources that provide sufficient nectar and pollen. Our overall goal is to help increase...

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1/28/20
Public Involvement in Green Infrastructure Maintenance on Local Streets Case Study: Green Streets Program in the City of Vancouver

This professional research project conducted a case study of the Green Streets Program
(“GSP”), a volunteer program of street garden maintenance provided by the City of Vancouver
(“City”). The project sought effective ways to further...

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1/8/20
Volgistics: Volunteer Database Management

Presentation from the October, 2019 Seeds of Engagement: Cultivating a Vibrant and Diverse Volunteer Program, Volunteer Engagement Community Symposium. 

Presenter(s) from Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden 

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11/7/19
VolunteerHub

Presentation from the October, 2019 Seeds of Engagement: Cultivating a Vibrant and Diverse Volunteer Program, Volunteer Engagement Community Symposium. 

Presented by: Catrina “Cat” Dillard
Volunteer & Guest Services Coordinator, North...

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11/7/19
Volunteer Technology

Presentation from the October, 2019 Seeds of Engagement: Cultivating a Vibrant and Diverse Volunteer Program, Volunteer Engagement Community Symposium. 

Presented by Eryn Hatzithomas, Coordinator of Volunteers

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11/7/19
Working with Staff to Sustain Volunteer Engagement

Presentation from the October, 2019 Seeds of Engagement: Cultivating a Vibrant and Diverse Volunteer Program, Volunteer Engagement Community Symposium. 

Marty Pipp Petillo, Volunteer Services Manager
Olbrich Botanical Gardens

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11/7/19
Developing a Docent Program

Presentation from the October, 2019 Seeds of Engagement: Cultivating a Vibrant and Diverse Volunteer Program, Volunteer Engagement Community Symposium. 

NANCY WHITE – Desert Botanical Garden, AZ
SARAH ALLRED – Ashton Gardens at...

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11/7/19
Working with Volunteer Groups

Presentation from the October, 2019 Seeds of Engagement: Cultivating a Vibrant and Diverse Volunteer Program, Volunteer Engagement Community Symposium. 

Alice Moore, The Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Chloe Wieland, San Francisco...

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11/7/19
Volunteer Engagement Symposium: The IDEA of a Changing World

Keynote presentation from the October, 2019 Seeds of Engagement: Cultivating a Vibrant and Diverse Volunteer Program, Volunteer Engagement Community Symposium. 

MaryLynn Mack, COO, South Coast Botanic Garden 

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11/7/19
BHS: Heat Stress

Summer heat can have a detrimental effect on employees and volunteers who work outdoors or within indoor environments with elevated temperatures. Each year more people in the United States die from extreme heat than from hurricanes, lightning, tornados...

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8/5/19
Engaging Diverse Audiences in Conservation and Research through Citizen Science

Citizen science offers the opportunity to actively involve a variety of audiences both on site and in communities with our collections, our research, and our conservation activities, increasing scientific and environmental literacy as well as awareness...

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7/8/19
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

This presentation reveals how gardens efforts have helped surpass the goals of the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge! 

Highlights:

  • Top Pollinator Planting Towns and Cities
  • Garden Impact on Pollinator Diversity and
  • ...
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3/13/19
Scaling up public engagement in botanical research

Public engagement in botanical research has the potential to simultaneously advance research, science literacy, research sustainability, and workforce diversification goals, if strategies are carefully crafted and implemented to do so. Here, we briefly...

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1/30/19

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