See also Hope in a climate of denial [Pawprint 2014-03-06]
Archive for the “Seminars” Category
Soup & Hope talk by Dave Wolfe and Lauren Chambliss, Hope in a Climate of Denial, it’s available online at the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future website.If you missed last week’s inspiring
If you missed USDA-ARS plant breeder and research geneticist Gennaro Fazio‘s seminar this week, From root to fruit — How rootstocks properties influence fruit production and quality – it’s available online.
Mar 04 2014
Thursday March 13, 5:00pm
Trent Preszler, MS’02, PhD ’12, is CEO of Bedell Cellars, creator of the first New York wine in history to be served at the inauguration of the President of the United States.
Trent will discuss his journey from a South Dakota cattle ranch through Cornell to the upper echelon of the wine industry.
Feb 23 2014
The Frederick Dreer Award allows one or more students to spend four months to up to a year abroad pursuing his or her interests related to horticulture. Deadline for 2014 award is March 3. More Dreer Award information, application.
Feb 15 2014
If you missed Lou Albright’s February 10 seminar, Skyscraper Farms and Abandoned Warehouses: Are These Horticulture’s New Clothes, it’s available online.
Abstract: Despite great enthusiasm in the media and elsewhere, a simple engineering evaluation of closed system urban farming based on mostly electrically-generated photosynthetic light shows reality to be food production with high cost, large energy use, a giant carbon footprint, and incompatability with renewable energy. These system aspects will be detailed, ending with a discussion of peri-urban greenhouses as a potential local food production alternative. Lou Albright is professor emeritus, Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University who helped pioneer Controlled Environment Agriculture.
Feb 12 2014
Ashley Marchesi, Dreer award winner for 2012, will be returning to campus on Wednesday, February 19th to present her Dreer award experiences investigating urban agriculture in Argentina and Cuba. Her seminar will be held in Room 22 Plant Science at 12:20 PM.
All are welcome.
The Frederick Dreer Award allows one or more students to spend four months to up to a year abroad pursuing his or her interests related to horticulture. Deadline for 2014 award is March 3.
Jan 15 2014
Cornell Cooperative Extension director Helene Dillard and Department of Horticulture faculty Scott Peters and Jane Mt. Pleasant discussed Ruby Green Smith’s book “The Peoples Colleges: A History of the New York State Extension Service in Cornell University and the State, 1876-1948″ Sept. 26, 2013 as part of the library’s Chats in the Stacks series.
Written more than 60 years ago, the book was re-released by Fall Creek Books in 2013 to celebrate Cornell’s sesquicentennial.
Dillard, Peters and Mt. Pleasant review Smith’s writings, highlighting the impact and significance of the extension mission, critically assessing historic tensions between extension service and New York’s Native American communities, and suggesting lessons for Cooperative Extension’s future in New York State.
Dec 03 2013
If you missed Monday’s seminar, A novel horticultural oil alters turfgrass growth & physiology , with Bill Kreuser, PhD candidate in the Department of Horticulture, it’s available online.
Nov 26 2013
View a talk Sustainable Gardening in a Changing Climate that David Wolfe, Professor, Department of Horticulture and Faculty Fellow, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future gave to the Ithaca Garden Club on November 20, 2013.
For more info, visit the Cornell Climate Change website.