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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 101: Creating Cultural Transformation
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are some of the most pressing and least understood leadership issues of our time. As demographics within North America change, public gardens will be challenged to...
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7/9/17
Taking Up Residence: The Multifaceted Benefits of Artist Residency Programs in Gardens
Artist in Residence programs have been popular in the art world for some time, but few gardens take advantage of this opportunity. Residency programs can provide institutions with new ways of looking...
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7/9/17
Are Barcodes Dead? Improving The Inventory of Living Plant Collections Using Optical Technology
Barcodes have been around since the 1970s and are now an essential tool in the successful running of many large organizations. Some of the advantages of using barcodes and RFID tags may be obvious,...
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7/9/17
Successful IMLS Grants: A Tale of Three Gardens
The Institute of Museum and Library Services offers a variety of grants that are great resources for public gardens. The grant application process can be rigorous, and managing grant projects...
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7/9/17
Modern Public Parks Advances the Public’s Botanical Enrichment
New urban parks are changing the public perception on garden design, emphasizing wild/natural designs of horticulture, ecological management, and sustainability. Modern public parks are hosting more...
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7/9/17
Millennials Engaging Millennials through Social Media Marketing
Social media is an important element of marketing to Millennials. However, some public gardens lack a strategic social media plan and those with a plan may lack confidence in its efficacy. How can...
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7/9/17
Living in a Digital World: Digital Marketing Options for All Gardens
Each Garden has a geographic, demographic, and behavioral footprint they want to focus on. Going digital has made this process easier, more exact, and provided more reliable tools to track return on...
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7/9/17
Horticulture + Data = Better Gardens
From Google analytics to CompStat, we live in an era of big data. It’s not the size of the data set that matters, though; it’s what you do with it. Horticulture teams at public gardens...
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7/9/17
Introduction to IrisBG: Advanced Collection Management Made Easy
A seemingly never-ending challenge for many botanic gardens today is to have sufficient time to record accurate information about their plant collection. IrisBG has been designed to tackle this...
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7/9/17
Grow Your Staff, Grow Your Garden
Every organization needs to find innovative ways of doing more with existing resources. In public gardens our staff can be both our biggest asset and most flexible resource. Creating a culture of...
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7/9/17

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