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While public gardens have long recognized the utility of high-level planning documents such as strategic plans and collections policies, many institutions lack written plans guiding day-to-day landscape management.
This session aims to showcase the diverse ways vegetable gardens at various institutions address important subjects such as education, ornamental display, food production, community outreach, and even climate change.
It is not always about the size of the garden or the diversity of plants. Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden is situated in the Historic District of Kernersville, North Carolina.
We are living in a day and age where big data is discussed in every newspaper, trade publication, or blog we read. Public gardens need to connect more with our customers, deepen loyalty, and generate more earned revenue. But how?
Living collections at public gardens are increasingly at risk of pest infestations and pathogen infections.
Our gardens, whether we like it or not, are subject to the whims of nature, yet, a timely and effective response cannot be created on a whim. Preparation requires intense and thoughtful planning well ahead of time.
Orchid, holiday, and other types of big shows and festivals are becoming increasingly popular ways to draw in visitors to public gardens.
Events are becoming increasingly important fundraisers and friendraisers for gardens of all sizes.
Innovative technologies are being applied to conserve water in drought stricken southern California.
Seasoned Volunteer Managers will offer advice for staff members who work with volunteers. How can you make the most of this valuable resource while helping staff build leadership skills?