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Student Presentations
Consisting of several 15-minute presentations, this session is devoted exclusively to having the future leaders of public horticulture share their latest research findings. Through these...
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7/9/17
Urban Cemeteries as Public Gardens
Mount Auburn, Laurel Hill, and Green-Wood, all established in the 1830s in Boston, Philadelphia, and Brooklyn respectively, were the first three “rural cemeteries” in the nation. As we look to the...
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7/9/17
How Do You Get There?: Digital Mapping in a Garden Setting
Institutions struggle with how to bring technology into their garden experience. With the importance of wayfinding and interpretation, an interactive map can help to share their story and ensure an...
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7/9/17
From Research to Garden: How to Connect People with Landscapes
The Steppe Garden at Denver Botanic Gardens is an integral piece of a broader research agenda to build and disseminate knowledge on the plants and ecology of the world’s major steppe regions. Steppes...
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7/9/17
Beautiful Gardens Begin with Healthy Soil: Soil Quality Assessment and Care as Management Tools
Beautiful gardens begin with healthy soil. The concept of soil quality is the capacity of soil to provide key functions and is measured using a variety of biological, chemical, and physical...
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7/9/17
Are Barcodes Dead? Improving The Inventory of Living Plant Collections Using Optical Technology
Barcodes have been around since the 1970s and are now an essential tool in the successful running of many large organizations. Some of the advantages of using barcodes and RFID tags may be obvious,...
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7/9/17
Modern Public Parks Advances the Public’s Botanical Enrichment
New urban parks are changing the public perception on garden design, emphasizing wild/natural designs of horticulture, ecological management, and sustainability. Modern public parks are hosting more...
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7/9/17
Horticulture + Data = Better Gardens
From Google analytics to CompStat, we live in an era of big data. It’s not the size of the data set that matters, though; it’s what you do with it. Horticulture teams at public gardens are using data...
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7/9/17
Introduction to IrisBG: Advanced Collection Management Made Easy
A seemingly never-ending challenge for many botanic gardens today is to have sufficient time to record accurate information about their plant collection. IrisBG has been designed to tackle this...
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7/9/17
A Compass for Progress in Plant Collections Management
The Plant Collections Network coordinates plant germplasm preservation and promotes excellence in plant collections management. Its written application and peer review process is the recognized...
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7/9/17

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