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Trees for Bees: Pollinator Habitats in Urban Forests

The webinar will provide Extension Agents with information and resources to promote pollinator habitats in urban and suburban forests. Pollinator habitats are important to all landscapes, including urban and suburban forests.

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8/28/18
Tree Stewards: Case Study of A Virginia Urban Tree Volunteer Program

Virginia has developed a successful urban tree citizen volunteer program, Tree Stewards.

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8/28/18
Voluntary Guidelines for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Crop Wild Relatives and Wild Food Plants

Crop wild relatives are potential sources of traits for crop improvement, especially for developing varieties tolerant to biotic and abiotic stresses. Wild food plants, on the other hand, constitute important components of the diets of many people.

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8/27/18
Enter at Your Own Risk: Creating Authentic Children's Gardens in a Built World

This presentation from the 2018 Annual Conference in SoCal covered the costs of engineering risk free children's gardens and the importance of these garden's today. 

 
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8/27/18
Education Community Webinar: Growing a Nature Preschool

The Education Community Webinar (August, 2018) on Growing a Nature Preschool features Eileen Prendergast, Director of Education, Chicago Botanic Garden, and Rebecca Wolf, Assistant Director/Director of Education and Garden Operations, Queens Botanical G

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8/27/18
Living Collections Policy

The purpose of this document is to establish the Living Collections goals and ensure their efficient, effective, and consistent organization and implementation.

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8/27/18
Mt. Cuba Center Field Collection Form

Mt. Cuba Center's Field Collection Form that can serve as a template for similar collection forms at other botanical gardens. 

 

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8/27/18
Plant Exploration: Protocols for the Present, Concerns for the Future

Plant exploration provides the horticulture industry, public gardens, the scientific community, arboreta - and ultimately the public - with more diverse and hardier germplasm that increases the breadth of plants available for research and landscape use.

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8/17/18
Thriving in Disaster

In 2017 there were over 350 billion dollars in natural disasters, many affecting the public garden community; from the Wildfires in California, to the Hurricanes in Texas, Florida & Puerto Rico, to the severe weather in the Midwest, all areas of the

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8/8/18
A decision tree for assessing the risks and benefits of publishing biodiversity data

Inadequate information on the geographical distribution of biodiversity hampers decision-making for conservation.

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8/8/18

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