Public Gardens are THE place to experience and learn more about climate change. APGA programs and partnerships enhance climate change awareness and focus on solutions.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Partnership
NOAA and APGA have partnered on a series of objectives including a cell phone tour with interpretive signs that focus on educating gardeners and garden enthusiasts about the possible effects of climate change on America’s gardens, landscapes, and green spaces. NOAA also shares product highlights in our APGA Newsletter.
NOAA product highlights include:
- Regional Snowfall Index
- Frost/Freeze Date
- Severe Weather Data and Information
- Drought Tools
- Growing Degree Days
- Snow Cover
- Soil Moisture Data
- Third National Climate Assessment
This operational sustainability index and accompanying best practices workbook have been developed by Longwood Gardens, Five Winds, and APGA specifically for public gardens.
Download the Sustainability Index v1.0 (pdf 2MB) and Proven Practice Workbook v1.0 (pdf 13MB).