Horticulture, Greenhouses, and Facilities (HGF) - Links of Interest

APGA IT Section members and others interested in technology. This list is a product of the APGA Information Technology Professional Section (with ibiblio) and is devoted to discussion of technology related issues within the botanic garden and arboreta community (public gardens).

APGA's living collections listserv for botanical gardens and arboreta staff interested in plant collections.

AERGC Listserve - Association of Education and Research Greenhouse Curators
The AERGC ListServ is for the exchange of information among members of the Association of Education and Research Greenhouse Curators. Discussions can include greenhouse equipment, maintenance, pest control, material sourcing, best practices and related topics.

AHS - American Horticultural Society
Providing America's gardeners with the highest quality gardening and horticultural education possible.

ALCA - Associated Landscape Contractors of America
A trade association that promotes business management skills and the profitability of its members' businesses.

American Forest
A world leader in planting trees for environmental restoration, a pioneer in the science and practice of urban forestry, and a primary communicator of the benefits of trees and forest. View the National Register of Big Trees and the National Registry of Historic Trees.

APLD - Association of Professional Landscape Designers
To advance landscape design as an independent profession and to promote the recognition of landscape designers as highly qualified, dedicated professionals.

ASHA - American Society for Horticultural Science
The largest organization dedicated to advancing all facets of horticultural research, education,and application. ASHS members continue to make significant advances in these areas, and are well positioned to lead the rapid evolution of horticultural science into the new century.

AZA - American Zoo & Aquarium Association
Dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation.

AZA - Association of Zoological Horticulture
Dedicated to the advancement of zoo horticulture in zoological parks, gardens and aquariums.

BSA - Botanical Society of America
Promotes botany, the field of basic science dealing with the study and inquiry into the form, function, diversity, reproduction, evolution, and uses of plants and their interactions within the biosphere.

Conifer ObsessionA prestigious International Group for Conifer Connoisseurs, Arboretums and Professionals. Focus: conifers – rare – dwarf – unusual – uncommon cultivars. Conifer Nurseries, Owners and Managers of Arboretums, Conifer Scientists and Experts.

ISA - International Society of Arboriculture
A worldwide professional organization dedicated to fostering a greater appreciation for trees and to promote research, technology and the professional practice of arboriculture.

NAPCC - North American Plant Collections Consortium
The North American Plant Collections Consortium (NAPCC) is a network of botanical gardens and arboreta working to coordinate a continent-wide approach to plant germplasm preservation, and to promote high standards of plant collections management.

PGMS - Professional Grounds Management Society
A professional society for the individual with the purpose of education and professional advancement. The majority of PGMS members are institutional grounds managers who work for organizations such as colleges and universities, municipalities, park and recreation facilities, office parks, apartment complexes, hotels/motels, cemeteries, theme parks, etc. In addition, many independent landscape contractors are also in membership. With over 1,200 members worldwide, PGMS' mission is uniting and serving Green Industry professionals and others through education and environmental awareness.

PGMS Certified Grounds Manager
For those interested in becoming a Certified Grounds Manager (CGM)

PGMS Certified Grounds Technician
For those applicants who are directly involved with performing the day-to-day task of grounds maintenance.

PPA - Perennial Plant Association
Perennial plant of the year.

Plant Information Online
A web subscription service, free to APGA Institutional members offered by the University of Minnesota Libraries, Andersen Horticultural Library, and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, to find mail order services, plant information, nursery and seed catalogs, and much more.

TCIA - Tree Care Industry Association
Develops safety and education programs, standards of tree care practice, and management information - provide continuing education, training, conferences and publications to promote the safe and appropriate practice of tree care, including Tree Care Industry magazine and TCI EXPO tree care trade show.

The Garden Conservancy
To Preserve exceptional American gardens for the public's education and enjoyment - to provide the resources necessary to preserve many of America's finest gardens, and to open the gates of these exceptional gardens to the public for education and enjoyment

Provides information, research, and networking for people working in urban and community forestry - for the researcher, the arborist, the community group leader, the volunteer.

WSSA - Weed Science Society of America
Promotes research, education, and extension outreach activities related to weeds; provides science-based information to the public and policy makers; and fosters awareness of weeds and their impacts on managed and natural ecosystems.

University of Minnesota's electronic textbook of Integrated Pest Management.
Radcliffe's IPM World Textbook is located at this webaddress: http://ipmworld.umn.edu/

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Integrated Pest Management Principals

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Fact Sheets on New Active Ingredients

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Biopesticide Active Ingredient Fact Sheets


If you know of a useful link you would like to share with the Section, please email info@publicgardens.org with the organizations name and URL address.