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What are other people doing to support the GSPC? - Target 15

Target 15: The number of trained people working with appropriate facilities in plant conservation increased, according to national needs, to achieve the targets of this strategy.

Do you help at or organise regular capacity building and training events for garden staff and staff in the field?


Horticultural trainee programme and regular seminars for permanent horticultural staff which other members of staff can attend. Garden staff offered discounts to attend adult courses in garden’s programme
Christine Preston, University of Cambridge Botanic Gardens

Run a trainee scheme, also ongoing staff-training . Most events for exchange of information (including National Museum of Kenya, Armenia, St Helena, Greece) sponsor a Botanic Garden employee in Cameroon to attend workshops and conferences, Christine Preston previously BGEN chair.
Karen Van Oostrum, University of Cambridge Botanic Gardens

Staff committee on conservation and environment meet regularly (produce Conservation and Environment leaflets). Disseminate information to other staff members.
Royal Horticultural Society

Training offered in conservation and how to use conservation as a therapy, through our network and partners.
Kim Pierpoint, Thrive

Inset days. Speaker at occasional local conferences
Sarah Chesters, RHS Rosemoor

We contribute at regional, national and international levels to training courses.
Louise Allen, University of Oxford Botanic Garden

Darwin Initiative Programme to assist capacity in Seychelles for propagation and reintroduction of their endangered flora.
Sue Minter, Eden Project
Teacher training, green teacher training.
Pam Horton, Eden Project

Run the Botanic Garden Education Diploma and trained all Horticulture and Public Education staff in education and sustainable development.
Gail Bromley, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew