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Inspiring the Next Generation to Pursue Careers in Horticulture: Strategies for Public Gardens

While interest continues to grow for plant-based movements such as farm-to-table, field-to-vase, and school and community gardens, there is a lack of growth in the number of people interested in careers in horticulture.

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6/22/18
Sharing a Healthy Dose of Nature: Outreach Programming at Your Local Children’s Hospital

The North Carolina Botanical Gardens’ Wonder Connection outreach program serves patients at North Carolina Children’s Hospital. We intuitively know how healing nature can be, and yet most children’s hospitals don’t include nature programming.

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6/22/18
Nature Rx–(Re)Connecting Humans with their Native Habitats

Researchers have repeatedly shown that people spend more time indoors looking at screens than outside enjoying nature and our health is suffering as a result.

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6/22/18
Growing a Nature Preschool

What is a Nature Preschool? Why are they important? And how on earth do you keep all those kids away from the poison ivy?

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6/21/18
Exploring the Role of Vegetable Gardens at Public Gardens

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.

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6/21/18
Eat Your Way Through History

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.

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6/21/18
Thriving in Disaster

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.

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6/20/18
Creative Ideas for Shows and Exhibits: Incorporating Interpretive Themes into Display Design

Orchid, holiday, and other types of big shows and festivals are becoming increasingly popular ways to draw in visitors to public gardens.

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6/20/18
Finding Water through the Fog of Drought

Innovative technologies are being applied to conserve water in drought stricken southern California.

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6/20/18
Rapid-Fire Presentations

Hear stories that embrace the theme of “Cultivating Your Creativity." Several presenters from different public gardens shared a 5 minute story on a program or project their institution is embracing. 

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6/19/18

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