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July 2014
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People and Gardens
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Letter from APGA Executive Director Dr. Casey Sclar

July Greetings!

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who attended this year’s annual conference!  We have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from some of you in the past few weeks, and are almost ready to call the week a success.  However, we need all of your invaluable feedback as it helps us to continue to offer the best quality conference experience year after year.  Please look for our post conference survey in your email in the next week or so and take just a few minutes to share your input. 

If you weren’t able to make this year’s conference, consider these three additional opportunities right around the corner for professional development.  Registration is now open for the Small Gardens Symposium and will be soon for the Historic Landscapes and Plant Collections Symposia.  Visit our website for more details over the next few months, and check out the current issue of Public Garden magazine which focuses on all these topics!

As we come off the heels of our 2014 conference we’ve already begun planning for next year's event in Minnesota. Our Call For Sessions is now open and we will be accepting abstracts for 2015 presentations through October 1. Don't miss this opportunity to be a part of shaping next year's conference!

Finally, awards are in abundance this month.  Our own 2014 Awards were presented at the conference and more honors are in the People and Gardens section of this newsletter and on the website.  Our staff and Board extend a huge congratulation to our colleagues and we encourage all of you to do the same. 

- Yours

Dr. Casey Sclar
Executive Director

2014 Everyday Magic Conference
THANK YOU to everyone who attended and contributed to the 2014 Conference!  Check out these stats-at-a-glance:
Relive the magic on our conference website 2014.publicgardens.org, Facebook/Twitter (#APGAMagic14) pages, and our new mobile app!
Award Recipients
Awards were presented and accepted during the Plenary and Keynote Luncheons at the 2014 Conference.  Find more info on the APGA website.
*  Kris Jarantoski (Honorary Life Member)
*  Bob Lyons (Award of Merit)
Panayoti Kelaidis (Award of Merit)
*  Chris Carmichael (Professional Citation)
*  David Michener (Professional Citation)
*  Linda Eirhart (Service Award)
*  Christopher Watson (Garden Club of America Iselin Fellowship in Public      Horticulture)
*  The Fairchild Challenge (Program Excellence)
*  Longwood Gardens (Horticulture Magazine Award of Garden Excellence) 
Kris Jarantoski, Honorary Life Member Bob Lyons, Award of Merit Panayoti Kelaidis, Award of Merit
Membership News
Did You Know?  APGA has THREE Corporate Members/Partners specializing in database management for plant collections.
Find more on all of our corporate members on the APGA website here.

For questions and more info:  Email Suzanne or call (610) 708-3014.

Sentinel Plant Network
Looking for a way to spice up your summer camps and get ready for school field trips this fall? 
Printed copies of the Plant Heroes activity books and field guides now available (FREE) through the SPN Store!  With eight versions of each, you’re bound to find something to fit your age group and region!  While you're there, check out our signage and plant labels, available at no cost to SPN gardens!
New Round of Challenge Grants

Does your garden hold an outstanding collection which could be a candidate for accreditation through the North American Plant Collections Consortium?  Simply include a letter requesting grant consideration when you submit a completed NAPCC collection application by September 15, 2014.

Questions? Email Pam Allenstein or call 610-708-3015.
YOUtopia Gardens Share New Projects
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is engaged in an ecological landscape project that includes stormwater mitigation, stream restoration and reduction of turf. Read more.
Cornell Plantations is installing high tunnels to simulate climate change. The project has components of both research and interpretation for the public.  Read more.
Contact Sarah Beck with any questions or for more information.
Professional Development
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