For Museums, Libraries, and Organizations
Resources for museums, libraries, and non-profit organizations interested in utilizing Community of Gardens to share stories and implement garden history programming.
Ways to get involved with Community of Gardens:
- Host a pop-up storytelling event. Ask participants to come prepared with their memories and photographs to share with volunteers or museum staff. Submit the stories through the Share a Story form, or email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Get young people involved with our Smithsonian Gardens Green Ambassador Challenges! The challenges introduce teens to project-based learning in the real world, one garden at a time. Choose from one of two paths, or do both! See below.
- Become a Community Collaborator. Our Community Collaborators work with Smithsonian Gardens to harness the power of storytelling to share and celebrate the stories of gardeners in their own communities.
- Use Facebook or an email newsletter to encourage your community to share their garden stories. You can even build momentum and excitement by putting out the call for stories before the exhibit arrives. Visit our Community of Gardens Outreach Toolkit for resources.
Feel free to explore our Educators page for additional Smithsonian Gardens education resources.
We want to hear from you! We would love to hear from you and discuss your plans to include Community of Gardens into your programming.Email us at email@example.com if you would like more information on any of these programs, or help getting started.
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