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Holden Forests & Gardens’ President & CEO Jill Koski is Stepping Down

Holden Forests & Gardens’ President & CEO Jill Koski is Stepping Down

Board of Directors will launch a national search for the next CEO to lead one of the largest public gardens in the country (Cleveland) September 6, 2022 – Holden Forests & Gardens, the combined entity of the Holden Arboretum and the Cleveland Botanical Garden today announced that Jill C. Koski, president and CEO, will be… »

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Holden Forests & Gardens Makes Commitment to Mitigate Detrimental Effects of Climate Change

Holden Forests & Gardens Makes Commitment to Mitigate Detrimental Effects of Climate Change

Leading up to Earth Day 2022, Holden Forests & Gardens (HF&G) has adopted a climate change statement recognizing that climate change is real and providing facts and information about climate change, its implications, and some ways we are working to mitigate climate change at the Cleveland Botanical Garden and the Holden Arboretum. We hope this… »

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People for Trees™

People for Trees™

People for Trees is generously sponsored by: Here are some of the things our People for Trees have said. What do you love about trees? “Planting them and watering them!” “We planted a Magnolia tree in honor of a neighbor and the flowers are beautiful. It has become a special tree for our whole neighborhood.”… »

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Inside a Scientific Conference: Mycological Society of America

Inside a Scientific Conference: Mycological Society of America

September 23, 2022

By Claudia Bashian-Victoroff Every year in July the mycologists of America converge for a week of academic talks, scientific posters, riveting discussions about fungal biology, and professional networking. This year, I was lucky to go to Gainesville, Florida to participate in my fourth Mycological Society of America (MSA) meeting. After meeting virtually for the past… »

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Working Woods

Working Woods

Most of Ohio’s forest is privately owned. Private landowners face a variety of challenges when it comes to land stewardship including succession planning, pests, disease, poor logging practices, pressure from logging companies, and invasive plants. Good forestry addresses these challenges by working with nature so both people AND the woods can thrive.  Learn more about… »

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Holden Forests & Gardens’ President & CEO Jill Koski is Stepping Down

September 6, 2022

Holden Forests & Gardens’ President & CEO Jill Koski is Stepping Down

Holden Forests & Gardens, the combined entity of the Holden Arboretum and the Cleveland Botanical Garden today announced that Jill C. Koski, president and CEO, will be leaving after five successful years leading the nonprofit organization devoted to celebrating and studying Northeast Ohio’s trees, plants and broader natural world.

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Inside a Scientific Conference: Mycological Society of America

September 23, 2022

Inside a Scientific Conference: Mycological Society of America

Every year in July the mycologists of America converge for a week of academic talks, scientific posters, riveting discussions about fungal biology, and professional networking. This year, I was lucky to go to Gainesville, Florida to participate in my fourth Mycological Society of America (MSA) meeting. After meeting virtually for the past two years, this year’s meeting brought a lot of excitement… despite the hot and humid weather of Florida in mid-July!

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For the Love of Fungi: an ode to the amateur mycologist

September 15, 2022

For the Love of Fungi: an ode to the amateur mycologist

Mycology, or the study of fungi, is a small but growing field. For many of us career mycologists this has been a curious but fantastic trend to see. Not long ago I was shyly describing my job to inquisitive relatives and family friends, or trying desperately to convince people to care about the strange and often overlooked fungal kingdom. In the past few years that has all changed.

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Growing Figs

September 12, 2022

Growing Figs

“Figs have been cultivated for thousands of years and are one of the earliest plants to have been cultivated. They are originally from warm climates in western Asia and the eastern Mediterranean area. Figs can be eaten fresh, dried, or processed into many different desserts.  I grow two varieties of fig, the Chicago Hardy and another, unknown variety  which I was given by a family member.”

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Top Choice Tools of the Pros

September 12, 2022

Top Choice Tools of the Pros

“No matter what you’re doing, having the right tool for the job makes it efficient, easier, and more pleasant. The right tool helps us focus on the task and experience the joy of doing it. There are so many wonderful tools and gadgets used in gardening. I asked a few of my colleagues what tools they value most and why. Here’s what I found out…”

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Connecting Above- and Below-Ground Worlds

September 8, 2022

Connecting Above- and Below-Ground Worlds

We are continuing to celebrate National Mushroom Month at HF&G all September long! Today, we want to appreciate fungi even when they are not fruiting. While mushrooms and other sporocarps are great and certainly worth celebrating, they are a short stage in the fungal life cycle. The majority of a fungus’s life is spent belowground and out of sight, as fungal hyphae.

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