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Tree Management: Tree Protection Standards for Construction and Animals
Trees are one of the most important display pieces in every Garden due to their size, presence, and impact on light levels. In this session, two horticulturalists who are experts at tree care will...
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7/9/17
What Does It Mean to Do the Right Thing? Engaging with Ethics in Curatorial Decision Making
We are often faced with ethical quandaries in our professional lives, and charting the best course of action can be challenging. In the context of plant collections curation, such ethical conundrums...
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7/9/17
Sustainable International Collaborations: American Case Studies
Sustainable international collaborations involve a mutually beneficial, long-term relationship that is frequently unique to both institutions. Each of the presenters in this session have distilled...
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7/9/17
The Role of Public Gardens in Revitalizing Communities
While many municipalities have seen a return of commercial and residential investment, too many remain mired in cycles of poverty, community degradation, poor quality education, and unemployment....
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7/9/17
The Agave Blues: Importance of Tequila in Mexican Culture
The Blue Agave (Maguey Azul, Agave tequilana) is an example of a very important plant in Mexico’s history, culture, and commerce. For over two hundred and fifty years, the national drink of...
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7/9/17
Shifting Gears: The Challenge of Dealing with Success
Many public gardens get started, or undertake an expansion, then find themselves unprepared for success. A panel of three garden directors and a master planning expert will address the difficulties...
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7/9/17
The Triumphs and Tribulations of Trialing: All-America Selections and Beyond
A well-developed trialing program can benefit a public garden, its visitors, and the horticulture industry as a whole. Successful plants with proven performance create beautiful displays that engage...
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7/9/17
Pricing and Planning Continuing Education Programs
Continuing education staff are often charged with increasing audience reach while simultaneously generating revenue for theirinstitution. Achieving these seemingly opposed goals requires a wide...
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7/9/17
The Plant Requisition System: Automating Data Entry for Plant Records Databases
Public garden living collections are dynamic and often the best efforts of plant recorders cannot keep pace with the volume of new arrivals, transplants, propagation, phenology observations, and...
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7/9/17
Mission Possible: Challenges and Opportunities
Today, our visitors have many more choices on where they reconnect with the natural world. How can you best use your mission to set your garden apart? Can a new mission allow your garden to fluctuate...
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7/8/17

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