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Arboreta and gardens have an ability to fill an important role in germplasm conservation by participating in ex situ collections. Globally, trees are facing a human-driven mass extinction, and our native flora
Public gardens have the capacity to have a positive influence on their community though interactions with their guests.
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 Mexico has been produced in and near Tequila, Jalisco.
Searching for a new way to demonstrate your public garden is “more than just a pretty place?” Attend and learn to harness your garden’s power to improve lives.
This presentation will show the profound role that art, science, and technology play in building ecological literacy and resilience. Presented by award-winning landscape architect and educator, Roberto Rovira,
As fewer students choose careers in horticulture, it is imperative for public gardens to raise awareness for the diverse career opportunities available in our industry to inspire the next generation of horticul
This session is a rapidfire mash-up of 5-minute snapshots of creative teacher engagement strategies, small-group brainstormings, and facilitated dialogues.
GM plants are the result of one of the most rapidly adopted plantbased technologies ever deployed. In the U.S. alone, hundreds of millions of people and billions of farm animals have been consuming products from these crops for more than 15 years.
Continuing education staff are often charged with increasing audience reach while simultaneously generating revenue for their institution.
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 the public and showcase the living landscape.