Thanksgiving Point reaps $212,000 grant for bilingual horticultural training

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Thanksgiving Point received a $212,051 federal grant last week to produce bilingual horticultural training videos and provide hands-on training to help museum employees throughout the country learn how to cultivate gardens and landscapes.

The “Museums Empowered” grant is part of an Institute of Museum and Library Services, or IMLS, program that gives museums between $5,000 and $250,000 for “staff capacity building projects that use professional development to generate systemic change within a museum.”

Thanksgiving Point, a Lehi nonprofit famous for its 55-acre garden, natural history museum and annual tulip festival, will use the grant to “identify nine areas of emphasis for horticultural proficiency of its staff” and create three to five digital modules for each area, including “20-30 minutes of video instruction and hands-on training with experts for each topic.”

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