Public Garden Management

ISBN-10: 0470532130
ISBN-13: 9780470532133
Edition: 2nd 2011
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Description: Public Garden Management is an all-in-one professional reference and textbook that clearly shows how to develop, establish, manage and maintain a sustainable (both economically and environmentally) public garden. Written by thirty leading experts,  More...

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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 3/8/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.112
Language: English

Public Garden Management is an all-in-one professional reference and textbook that clearly shows how to develop, establish, manage and maintain a sustainable (both economically and environmentally) public garden. Written by thirty leading experts, the book offers practical coverage of the relevant topics, with supporting case studies that show how the information can be applied with the help of line drawings and photographs that assist in conveying critical information.

Sharon Lee is an author 'Writing from Maine'. She has written fiction in three genres -- fantasy, science fiction, and mystery. Sharon is the only person to have served as executive director, vice president, and president of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (SFWA). Lee's books are award winners. Scout's Progress was the first place winner of the Prism Award for Best Futuristic Romance of 2002 and was chosen by the Romantic Times book reviewers as Best Science Fiction novel of 2002; Local Custom placed second for the Prism Award for Best Futuristic Romance of 2002; Balance of Trade received the Hal Clement Award for Best Young Adult Science Fiction novel of 2004. Sharon writes extensively in the Liaden Universe. Sharon Lee lives in Maine with her husband and co-author Steve Miller.

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Public Gardens and Their Significance
What Is a Public Garden?
The History and Significance of Public Gardens
The Emerging Garden
Critical Issues in Starting a Public Garden
The Process of Organizing a New Public Garden
Land Acquisition
Designing for Plants and People
Administrative Functions
Staffing and Personnel Management
Volunteer Recruitment and Management
Budgeting and Financial Planning
Fund Raising and Membership Development
Earned Income Opportunities
Facilities and Infrastructure
Grounds Management and Security
Programmatic Functions
Public Gardens and Their Communities: The Value of Outreach
Formal Education for Students, Teachers, and Youth at Public Gardens
Continuing, Professional, and Higher Education
Interpreting Gardens to Visitors
Evaluation of Garden Programming and Planning
Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Collections Management
Research at Public Gardens
Conservation Practices at Public Gardens
Long-Term Initiatives
A Strategic Approach to Leadership and Management
Associations and Partnerships
Facility Expansion
The Shape of Gardens to Come
Factors in the Development and Management of Canadian Public Gardens
The Importance of Plant Exploration Today
Herbaria
Public Garden Archives
The Library in a Public Garden
Horticultural Therapy and Public Gardens
References
Contributors

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