Our Longwood Fellows invite you to follow along with them on their 13-month learning experience as they discover what it means to be a leader in the changing world of public horticulture. Hear what they are saying. See what they are doing ...
Longwood Fellows Dive into the Business of Public Gardens
November 6, 2017 by Neil Gerlowski, Longwood Gardens Fellow 2017-2018
Great public gardens must function as successful businesses to provide maximum impact and return on their mission. Leaders of nonprofit organizations focus on mission while also exercising fiscal discipline in order to meet their strategic objectives.
September 21, 2017 by Julia Thomé, Longwood Gardens Fellow 2017-2018
In the early 1800s, at the country’s first botanic garden, Ann Bartram Carr welcomed boaters by serving them ice cream. Today, neighborhood kids ride Bartram’s Garden kayaks out to a raft on the Schuylkill River where they, too, are greeted with free ice cream. Such is the spirit of welcome that we, the Longwood Fellows, were greeted with during our recent visit to Bartram’s Garden.
August 16, 2017 by Neil Gerlowski, Longwood Gardens Fellow 2017-2018
On July 27, the inaugural cohort of Longwood Fellows traveled to Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for the first in a series of Leadership Salons that will expose the Fellows to thought leaders in public horticulture and beyond and to the challenging topics they face in the nonprofit sector. This first salon, led by Danielle Rice, Ph.D., Director of Museum Leadership at Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design, focused on the history of urban public spaces—an appropriate place to begin.
August 10, 2017 by Dr. Tamara Fleming, Director of the Longwood Gardens Fellows Program
“Leadership” can be an amorphous term. Most agree that it is an important quality to possess these days, from scholars to the average person on the street, but how is the term defined and what does it mean to study leadership in 2017? Beginning with this post, the Longwood Gardens Fellows invite you to “Follow the Fellows” as they define the term for themselves and actively seek to develop their leadership skills and personal brands.