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2013-06-04 16:21:15

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa., June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A landmark leadership initiative has been launched that adds public gardens to the growing list of sectors leading on climate change solutions. Through YOUtopia, launched at the annual conference of the American Public Gardens Association (APGA), public garden leaders pledge to reduce their climate impacts and engage their visitors in climate change solutions through education and outreach. (Photo:...

2013-03-28 12:24:05

2013 National Public Gardens Day features essay contest for 1st-8th graders DALLAS, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dallas Arboretum is planting a seed and asking North Texas youth to spread the message of National Public Gardens Day. Together with Rain Bird®, the leading manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services, and the American Public Gardens Association (APGA), the Arboretum is sponsoring an essay contest for local 1st-8th graders aimed at exploring...

2012-06-19 02:22:52

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Public Gardens Association today opened its annual conference in Columbus, Ohio. Nearly 600 professionals from public gardens across the country are attending the conference June 19-22, 2012. The conference was last held in Columbus in 1992 to coincide with Ameriflora '92, an international horticultural exhibition. The APGA Conference is the networking arena for public garden professionals representing arboreta, botanical...

2012-06-15 06:24:23

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa., June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Public Gardens Association today announced the appointment of Dr. Casey Sclar as its new Executive Director. Sclar has been serving as Interim Executive Director since September 2011. "Dr. Sclar's accomplishments over the past 25 years in the fields of public horticulture, horticultural science, and sustainability made him the top candidate of our Search Committee and the APGA Board of Directors," said Ken Schutz, Executive...

2011-08-16 04:30:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pollack PR Marketing Group (PPMG) announced today that it has been appointed by the American Public Gardens Association (APGA) to lead the organization's public relations and brand outreach efforts, building public awareness of North America's public gardens and their vital role as advocates for the advancement of environmental stewardship, education, and plant conservation. "We selected PPM.G based on their deep knowledge of our industry and...

2011-06-24 13:46:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA-02) welcomed Dr. Jane Lubchenco, who oversees the nation's weather service, to Philadelphia today and praised the agency's new agreement to raise awareness on climate change and global warming. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110323/DC70526LOGO) "It is important for our nation to have a public dialogue that informs Americans about the challenges we face because of climate change, instead of...