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BHS: Building Stronger Virtual Connections

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, remote work was a fringe benefit for some organizations. Now, nearly 40% of employees have transitioned to remote working arrangements, according to a survey from Boston Consulting Group. This signals the new workplace...

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1/14/21
The State of Knowledge of Soil Biodiversity

This report brings together the most current knowledge of soil life and how it supports nature and humanity. More than 300 scientists contributed to the report, which provides an overview of soil biodiversity, its contribution to supporting ecosystems...

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1/14/21
Invasive Woody Plants and Their Effects on Arthropods in the United States: Challenges and Opportunities

Invasive plant introductions are increasing globally, and trends in human activity suggest these increases will continue. Although we know much about interactions between invasive herbaceous plants and arthropod communities, there is a dearth of...

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1/14/21
Plant Nomenclature & Taxonomy Town Hall: January 2021

Join the Plant Nomenclature and Taxonomy Community for a quick update on its annual project (Problematic Common Names) and a Professional Show & Tell. 

Community Chair/Moderator: Jaime Frye, Plant Records Specialist, Newfields
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1/14/21
Plant Collections Network: Collections Inventory Template

This template was developed by curators stewarding Nationally Accredited Multisite CollectionsTM. It provides a standardized format and defined data fields for plant records inventories to facilitate coordinated activities among collaborating gardens....

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1/14/21
IUCN World Heritage Outlook 3

In December 2020 the IUCN World Heritage Outlook 3 found that climate change is now the biggest threat to natural World Heritage globally. This report, IUCN World Heritage Outlook 3, builds on three cycles of Conservation Outlook Assessments undertaken...

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1/13/21
Climate change and wildfires: lessons from Australia’s Blue Mountains

Periodic fires are a normal part of the lifecycle of many ecosystems, but climate change is creating mega-fires that instead of supporting biodiversity threaten to destroy it. In the aftermath of the worst fire season in Australia’s recorded history,...

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1/13/21
How does a cross-sector partnership collaborate to retain forestland in the South?

Keeping Forests is a regional partnership with the mission to conserve the 245 million acres of remaining southern forests by supporting private landowners and shedding light on why this land matters. Our partners represent a wide diversity of...

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1/12/21
Plant Collections Policy of Atlanta Botanical Garden

This plant collections policy (this “Policy”) memorializes the development and management of the plant collections of the Garden which include living plants, seed collections, DNA samples, herbarium vouchers and tissue samples. Consistent with the...

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1/12/21
Lunch and Learn! Artists Activate Part II

Karen Daubmann, Associate Vice President for Exhibitions and Public Engagement at the New York Botanical Garden, illuminates participatory art programs associated with exhibitions that develop conservation attitudes and activism among visitors.

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1/8/21
The Green Industry’s Black Thumb: Pollution from Our Use and Disposal of Plastic Plant Pots

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Plastic horticultural pots are the primary vessels used in horticulture and landscaping. Without them, the Green Industry would not have grown to be the multibillion dollar industry it is today. Primarily after single use, billions...

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1/7/21
San Antonio Botanical Garden WaterSavers

Did you know that about 30% of the water used in San Antonio households is applied solely to landscapes? Low water landscaping is strongly encouraged in arid climates, where water is a limited resource. Drought tolerant gardens and efficient irrigation...

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1/6/21
One World One Water Center

The One World One Water Center is a collaboration between Metropolitan State University of Denver and Denver Botanic Gardens. The partnership presents an opportunity to build on and expand joint initiatives on water issues such as:

1) expanding...

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1/6/21

 

 
 
Landscape Succession Strategy

Ten years ago the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria embarked on an ambitious project to collect, treat and distribute storm water from the catchment within and around the botanic garden. The infrastructure of wetlands filtration, a sophisticated water ...

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1/5/21
ASLA: Materials, Specifications, and Maintenance

Material selection, specifications, and maintenance guidelines allow the landscape architect to take a decisive path to ensure that the design and materials they’ve specified will be successfully implemented on a project. Learn about tools and methods...

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1/5/21
Green Restaurant Certification Standards

The Green Restaurant Association’s (GRA) standards reflect 29 years of research in the field of restaurants and the environment. Thousands of restaurants and hundreds of thousands of restaurant personnel have provided the living laboratory for the...

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1/5/21
Roots of Success: Health Food & Agriculture Module

The Health, Food & Agriculture Module focuses on human health, food systems, and agricultural production. Students learn about health, nutrition, local and global food systems, agricultural practices, industrial agriculture, global food systems,...

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1/5/21
Biophilia Network

The term “biophilia,” which literally means “love of life,” was coined by social psychologist Erich Fromm and popularized by biologist E.O. Wilson, who defined it as “the innately emotional affiliation of human beings to other living organisms.”...

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1/5/21
Chicago Botanic Garden Horticultural Therapy Services

A trained professional in a plant-rich environment can provide an opportunity for healing, stress reduction, physical exercise, and endless learning. Chicago Botanic Garden professionals enable participants to engage with elements of the plant world in...

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1/5/21
Natural Environments, Health, and Well-Being

The evidence around the effects of natural environments on health and well-being is steadily increasing. Several pathways and mechanisms are suggested, such as health services through functional ecosystems, early life exposure to biodiverse microbiota...

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1/5/21

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