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Sustainable International Collaborations: American Case Studies

Sustainable international collaborations involve a mutually beneficial, long-term relationship that is frequently unique to both institutions.

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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.

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The Agave Blues: Importance of Tequila in Mexican Culture

The Blue Agave (Maguey Azul, Agave tequilana) is an example of a very important plant in Mexico’s history, culture, and commerce. For over two hundred and fifty years, the national drink of Mexico has been produced in and near Tequila, Jalisco.

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Shifting Gears: The Challenge of Dealing with Success

Many public gardens get started, or undertake an expansion, then find themselves unprepared for success.

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The Triumphs and Tribulations of Trialing: All-America Selections and Beyond

A well-developed trialing program can benefit a public garden, its visitors, and the horticulture industry as a whole. Successful plants with proven performance create beautiful displays that engage the public and showcase the living landscape.

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Pricing and Planning Continuing Education Programs

Continuing education staff are often charged with increasing audience reach while simultaneously generating revenue for their institution.

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The Plant Requisition System: Automating Data Entry for Plant Records Databases

Public garden living collections are dynamic and often the best efforts of plant recorders cannot keep pace with the volume of new arrivals, transplants, propagation, phenology observations, and removals.

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Mission Possible: Challenges and Opportunities

Today, our visitors have many more choices on where they reconnect with the natural world. How can you best use your mission to set your garden apart? Can a new mission allow your garden to fluctuate from or see a new foundational mandate?

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GMOs 101: An Introduction to History, Science, Impact, and Educational Strategies Relating to Plant Biotechnology

GM plants are the result of one of the most rapidly adopted plantbased technologies ever deployed. In the U.S. alone, hundreds of millions of people and billions of farm animals have been consuming products from these crops for more than 15 years.

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Centennial Trees: Planting Locally Sourced Native Trees for Community Conservation Education

Centennial Trees is a nine-year-old outreach program of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens that educates the community on the importance of planting locally-sourced native tree seedlings in public spaces.

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