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the edible landscape garden – a deliciously green idea - The Alternative Consumer

the edible landscape garden – a deliciously green idea - The Alternative Consumer | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it

"The Atlanta Botanical Garden has created a beautiful area of colorful landscape gardens and a green wall constructed entirely of edible vegetables, fruits and herbs. The Edible Garden, which first opened in 2010, was created to demonstrate that fruits and vegetables are not only healthy, but make beautiful landscape plants."

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10 Tips on Curating Social Media Content for Your Nonprofit or Foundation

10 Tips on Curating Social Media Content for Your Nonprofit or Foundation | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it

I’ve discovered that curation is the best way to build an organization’s following and it’s often the first step in engaging supporters: first as audience members and then as contributors.

 

With social media, nonprofits and foundations are quickly becoming like local television stations sharing the latest news on their issues to build an audience for the values we’re “selling”.

 

As Rosenbaum puts it, content curation is “about adding value from humans who add their qualitative judgement to whatever is being gathered and organized.”

 

[read full  article http://j.mp/rb35OA]


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Reading in the Childrens Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Garden | Flickr : partage de photos !

Reading in the Childrens Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Garden | Flickr : partage de photos ! | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it
On a hot, humid Saturday morning in July, I ventured into Atlanta to see this special exhibition at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
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Garden Rant: Guest Rant: Why a Flower Reminds Me of 9/11

Garden Rant: Guest Rant:  Why a Flower Reminds Me of 9/11 | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it
It was a confusing, scary time, with sadness magnified by fear and a feeling of vulnerability. I found solace that fall in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, which if I remember correctly lifted its $3 admission charge and invited everyone in for free. Someone working there clearly knew what I did not yet understand, that plants can help heal by blooming in their predictable, expected, cyclical order.
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Vegetable Gardens Are Booming in a Fallow Economy

Vegetable Gardens Are Booming in a Fallow Economy | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it
Rural residents are relying more on locally grown food to save money — or earn it. Some see health benefits, too.
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Subject Guides Born Again with Social Media Tools | ALA TechSource

Subject Guides Born Again with Social Media Tools | ALA TechSource | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it

Are you attending Buffy Hamilton’s September 20th Workshop Creating Subject Guides for the 21st-Century Library? Give some time to her preliminary readings. Even if you haven’t registered for the workshop, <strong>this list is worth a read for anybody who creates subject guides.</strong>

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Gardening Locally - Gardening - Subject Guides & Electronic Resources at Montgomery County Public Libraries

Gardening Locally - Gardening - Subject Guides & Electronic Resources at Montgomery County Public Libraries | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it
Resources for your garden from the library and other local sources.
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Bioversity International: 11 Priority African Food Tree Species - New Booklet Series

Bioversity International: 11 Priority African Food Tree Species - New Booklet Series | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it
A new series of booklets gathers together existing information and makes recommendations for the conservation and sustainable use of 11 threatened species.
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Little Free Libraries Are Coming to Town – The Sweet Pursuit – Utne Reader

Little Free Libraries Are Coming to Town – The Sweet Pursuit – Utne Reader | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it
A grassroots project to build 2,510 two-foot by two-foot libraries (one more than Andrew Carnegie) promotes community and literacy in equal measure…...

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HowStuffWorks "How Pollen Works"

HowStuffWorks "How Pollen Works" | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it
Pollen grains are, in essence, plant sperm. Check out HowStuffWorks.com to learn how pollen works.
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Gardening for Life, by WSU Master Gardeners

Gardening for Life, by WSU Master Gardeners | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it
MISC0545 A Guide to Garden Adaptations for Gardeners of All Ages and Abilities...
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Botany Blueprint: The California Sycamore

Botany Blueprint: The California Sycamore | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it
Specimen #17: California Sycamore (Platanus racemosa)...

 

"The transformation from foreboding globe to flight-ready winged seeds is truly incredible, and results in a cloud of Sycamore progeny that disperse by wind or water."

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CBHL Home Page - Welcome [Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries]

CBHL Home Page - Welcome [Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries] | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it
The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries, Inc. (CBHL) is the leading professional organization in the field of botanical and horticultural information services.
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Art + Botany: 19th-Century Typography | Garden Design

Art + Botany: 19th-Century Typography | Garden Design | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it
Victorian typefaces, type, typography, fonts inspired by botany and nature, flowery.
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Arnold Arboretum » Image Collection

Arnold Arboretum » Image Collection | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it

"Begun in the 1880s as an adjunct to the Arboretum’s living, library, and herbarium collections, today the Arboretum’s visual resources include over 50,000 items. Digital images, black-and-white and color prints, 35mm slides and their predecessor lantern slides, trace the evolution and management of the Arboretum’s landscape, record individual taxa in the living collections, and capture these same plants growing in their native habitats.

 

Plant collectors and their expeditions are well represented; their images document the people, events, and customs of these exotic landscapes as well as the flora. There are also images of the people who have curated, studied, propagated, and taken care of the plant collection, herbarium, and library. Photographs of other plant collections, private gardens, and parks located throughout the world round out the collection."

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The Dirty Truth in ‘The New American Landscape’

The Dirty Truth in ‘The New American Landscape’ | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it

Kirkus Reviews Blog: Gardening: The Dirty Truth in ‘The New American Landscape’ Review by Susan Harris

 

"I feel like I’ve read every book published about “sustainable gardening”—surely there aren’t any more of them!—but I was still eager to read the latest from Timber Press because the contributors are the undisputed experts on their subjects, from soils and water conservation to native plants and permaculture. Indeed, the book’s subtitle, “Leading voices on the future of sustainable gardening,” is no idle boast."

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Celsus: A Library Architecture Resource - Gardens at Libraries

Celsus: A Library Architecture Resource - Gardens at Libraries | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it

Why should libraries have gardens?

As public libraries in particular are tasked with finding collaborative partners for their services and need to expand their mission to incorporate more "library as place" social planning, gardens are becoming more prevalent in the library landscape. Issues such as sustainability, education, outreach and welcoming the community are all directly addressed by gardens at libraries.

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30+ Cool Content Curation Tools for Personal & Professional Use

30+ Cool Content Curation Tools for Personal & Professional Use | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it
As the web becomes more and more inundated with blogs, videos, tweets, status updates, news, articles, and countless other forms of content, information...
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The importance of social media in research | ICT-KM of the CGIAR

The importance of social media in research | ICT-KM of the CGIAR | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it
Collaborate, Create, Communicate...
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Scientists identify viral gene driving sick gypsy moth caterpillars to climb high and die

Scientists identify viral gene driving sick gypsy moth caterpillars to climb high and die | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it
For a century, scientists have watched European gypsy moth caterpillars infected with a virus use their last strength to do something that a healthy gypsy moth caterpillar would never do in daylight hours -- climb high into a tree and onto a leaf.
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Bristol University | News from the University | Plant scientists

Bristol University | News from the University | Plant scientists | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it
‘Plant scientist’ should take its rightful place beside ‘doctor’, ‘lawyer’ and ‘vet’ in the list of top professions to which our most capable young people aspire, according to a hard-hitting letter by an international group of botanists and crop...
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GardenDesignOnline: Happenings September 2011

GardenDesignOnline: Happenings September 2011 | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it

"Sept 10, "Climbers of the Urban Garden," Brooklyn, NY, 10:30AM-1:30PM, Workshop, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 718-623-7200

 

Sept 10, Water-Wise Landscaping, Dallas, TX
9AM-5PM, 2-part Seminar, Mountain View College, 214-670-3155

 

Sept 12-13, Urban Tree Growth Symposium, Lisle, IL, Int'l Society of Arboriculture, Morton Arboretum..."

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