GCNN Workshops

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Developed for staff, board members and volunteers from public gardens
Saturday, 17 November 2018, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Registration opens at 9:00 am

Garden Documentation: Why and How

Workshop presentations:

Morning session: Chloe Kadel and Pamela Governale are leading the discussion. Chloe is an archivist who has been documenting the Chase Garden, and Pamela Governale is the Director of Preservation for the Garden Conservancy. They will discuss archiving meaningful collections for future access and continued preservation. They will also talk about what constitutes documentation, how to plan for documentation, the benefits of documentation, the process of creating an archive, and how to make the archive useful to others.
Afternoon session: Nancy Kartes and Alex Wright from the Bellevue Botanical Garden and Ross Bayton from Heronswood will focus on documenting plant collections, discussing what their goals are for their documentation and what their process is. Following these case study presentations will be a panel discussion and question time.


Registration is $75.00 for participants from gardens that are members of the Garden Conservancy Northwest Network or individual members of the Garden Conservancy; $90.00 for all others. Click here for the registration form, and here for the day's schedule. A list of member gardens, and additional information is available at our website: www.northwestgardens.org
Registration fee includes the Saturday workshop, refreshments, lunch, and a tour of Lakewold Gardens. If you have any questions about registration or about your garden joining the GCNN, please contact Tanya DeMarsh-Dodson at tdodson@gardenconservancy.org.
Please send in your registrations at the latest, by Friday, November 9 if possible. Thank you.

Invitation to the Steering Committee Meeting:

There will be a meeting of the GCNN Steering Committee on Friday, November 16. The meeting location has not been finalized but it will be near the workshop venue. The meeting will start at 4 p.m. and run to about 6 p.m. We'll spend the time discussing the GCNN, future workshops, and generating ideas for networking possibilities among our members.
All participants are invited to join us for this thought-provoking and fun discussion. Refreshments served.  Please contact Ben Streissguth ben@streissguth.com for more details.

After the workshop dinner gathering?

If you are interested in joining together for dinner after the fall workshop ends at a local restaurant, please e-mail tdodson@gardenconservancy.org so we can make the appropriate arrangements.

Location of meeting in Lakewood and directions:

Lakewold Gardens in Lakewood, Washington 12317 Gravelly Lake Drive S.W., Lakewood, Washington 98499. Phone: 253.584.4106

Driving directions: Take Exit 124 from I-5. Turn West at the top of the exit onto Gravelly Lake Drive SW.  Follow Gravelly Lake Drive through the traffic light at Veterans Drive and look for Lakewold’s main entrance on your right. Turn right, drive through the iron gates.

Motels and Hotels:

Best Western Liberty Inn, DuPont, WA, 1400 Wilmington Drive, DuPont 98327. Phone: 253.912.9777

Best Western Lakewood Motor Inn, 6125 Motor Avenue SW, Tacoma, WA 98499. Phone: 253.584.2212