Sentinel Plant Network: Tools and Training
The Fall 2012 Garden Conservancy Northwest Network workshop
Sentinel Plant Network contributes to plant conservation by engaging public garden professionals, volunteers, and visitors in the detection and diagnosis of high-consequence pests and pathogens. The Sentinel Plant Network is a collaboration between the American Public Gardens Association (APGA) and the National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN).
Leach Botanical Garden
6704 SE 122nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97290
Saturday, November 10, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
9 a.m. Registration at Leach Botanical Garden
9:30 Workshop Opening and Introductions
9:45 Introduction to the Sentinel Plant Network. Participants will learn how to use the Sentinel Plant Network's diagnostic resources and more about best practices of pest/pathogen scouting, reporting, sample collection, and submission.
11:30 Discussion of the "First Detector" training and other materials with instructions on how to incorporate these resources into participant gardens' outreach activities to inspire and enable visitors to act as citizen scientists, monitoring their neighborhoods for potential pest and pathogen threats.
1 p.m. Lunch and General Meeting
2:00 Tour of Leach Botanical Garden
3:30 Panel Discussion with the Bloedel Reserve, the Bellevue Botanical Garden, and the University of Washington Botanic Garden.
Thank you to Leach Botanical Garden for hosting the workshop.
$55 for participants from GCNN member gardens or for individual members of the Garden Conservancy; $70 for all others.
Click here to see a list of GCNN member gardens.
Further information about the workshop
Funded through the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), the Sentinel Plant Network is a collaboration between the American Public Gardens Association (APGA) and the National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN). The Sentinel Plant Network contributes to plant conservation by engaging public garden professionals, volunteers, and visitors in the detection and diagnosis of high-consequence pests and pathogens.