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Public Gardens as Agents of Social Empowerment
Connect with the communities you serve to create a better future for us all. Learn how some gardens have worked collaboratively to develop programs the serve both environmental and social...
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9/24/16
Perspectives on the Importance of Preserving Cultivated Germplasm
Heirloom vegetables, heirloom roses… how about heirloom viburnums? What’s happening to older cultivars of genera that don’t have a special interest group championing...
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9/24/16
Preparing the Next Generation of Transformational Leaders of Cultural Institutions
As a leader or emerging leader, does your staff feel trust, admiration, loyalty, and respect for you? Does your staff work harder than expected to accomplish your institution’s goals...
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9/24/16
New Perspectives: Changing the Smithsonian Gardens’ Butterfly Habitat Garden to a Pollinator Garden
In 1995, Smithsonian Gardens opened the Butterfly Habitat Garden at the National Museum of Natural History. After twenty years, this popular landscape is being reinterpreted to become...
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9/24/16
The Ecological Landscape & “Nativars”: Evaluating Pollinator Preferences/Values of Native Phlox Species & Cultivars
Native cultivars (“nativars”) are being developed at a rapid pace by the nursery trade. Despite marketing efforts to convince the gardening public of their value in wildlife...
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9/24/16
Guiding your Garden to Greatness through MAP, the Museum Assessment Program
The Museum Assessment Program (MAP) is a confidential process meant to encourage strategic planning toward the goal of institutional excellence. It has been specifically designed to ...
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9/24/16
Making the Case for Climate Action
Public gardens have a unique set of resources that can be used to make a difference in our national responses to climate change. Learn how some gardens have negotiated this tricky subject...
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9/24/16
Inspired Internships: Infusing Leadership Experiences into High School-, Undergraduate- & Graduate-Level Internships
How can we help identify and train the public garden and environmental leaders of tomorrow? By starting early! Find out how four institutions are infusing authentic leadership ...
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9/24/16
Inspiration to Conservation
Public gardens seek to inspire the appreciation of nature. Many gardens also seek to conserve nature. But often these two key motivations, inspiration and conservation, live in separate...
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9/24/16
Hurricane Sandy Benefits: Collaborative Research & the Consortium of Coastal Parks
Climate change is affecting public landscapes now. Research into managing existing landscapes and designing new ones is critical if our parks and gardens are to adapt. After Hurricane Sandy...
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9/24/16

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