American Public Gardens Association
2019 Conference
Washington D.C. June 17-21, 2019

Creating a More Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Garden
Event Type: 
Leadership, Innovation, and Advocacy
Date / Time: 
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Ambassador Ballroom
S. Bhatt, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, New York; A. Kane, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, Massachusetts; N. Kartes, Bellevue Botanical Garden, Bellevue, Washington
Pre-Registration Required: 

It has become apparent that there is need for actionable steps that member institutions can take to become more welcoming for their visitors, staff, and volunteers. The “Creating a More Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Garden” workshop was born from this need. Based in positive organizational scholarship, this workshop has been developed so that any garden can adapt the activities based on their particular needs and resources, resulting in manageable action steps towards becoming more diverse and inclusive. The workshop is fueled by positive thinking, collaboration from all departments and stakeholders, and creativity. Participants will receive resources to plan and execute the workshop, learn from the experience of other gardens, and feel confident in advocating the strength of this workshop to their leadership.