Deeply Rooted Leadership and Development Dual Session: Session 1-Why We Did That; Collecting Organizational Memory From Gardeners; Session 2-Promoting Horticulture in the US - A National Study and Action Plan
Event Type: 
Deeply Rooted Leadership and Development
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Wed June, 24 - 8:45am to 10:15am
Greenway F-G
Session 1: P. Cady, University of Georgia Session 2: D.C. Needham, , Longwood Gardens; M.H. Meyer, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, University of Minnesota; J. Shaw, Fleishman Hillard

Session 1: The presentation will inform participants about organizational memory and how its management can benefit their organization. Organizational memory is contained in the employees of the garden, is place-based, and is critical for the survival of any organization. How it is managed, and how the culture of the organization is managed, can influence employee satisfaction and their willingness to contribute to the development of the organization. This presentation will outline how to manage organizational memory, and then use it to further horticultural planning within the public garden. Session 2:Today our world is highly dependent on horticultural science and expertise to provide the scientific advancements, technology, and people necessary to meet the rapidly increasing global demand for fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs and ornamentals in the face of the changing global environment and limited natural and financial resources. Expertise in environmental horticulture is necessary to address the global issues of climate change; water quality, availability, storm water runoff, and retention; and energy production through biofuels. Additionally, the role that horticulture plays in promoting positive mental well-being, on a large scale from public gardens, parks, and sports fields, to small scale individual home gardens is critical to our life today. Come and be part of the national initiative to promote horticulture in the US.

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