You can also see previous classes’ work (as well as other class projects and videos) by visiting the Art of Horticulture’s gallery page.
From Nina Bassuk:
The Horticulture Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science offers a wonderful opportunity once a year, the Frederick Dreer Award, that allows one or more students to spend 4 months to up to a year abroad pursuing his or her interests related to horticulture.
See the application and instructions that spell out the procedure for applying. Basically it is quite simple. Submit a written proposal to the Dreer Committee by the deadline (March 6, 2017 in this cycle), which is followed by an informal interview, generally in a week or two. The faculty receives the recommendation of the Dreer Committee and votes on the nominee.
The only obligation of the Dreer award winner is to write to the Dreer Committee monthly while overseas, and upon return to the United States, give a presentation about their time abroad to students and faculty.
Please look into this opportunity seriously. It can be taken as a summer and a semester’s leave or a year’s leave of absence during school or upon graduation. If you would like to talk over a potential idea for the Dreer with a member of the Committee (and we encourage you to do so), please contact Nina Bassuk (Horticulture) Josh Cerra (Landscape Architecture) or Marvin Pritts (Horticulture).
It’s that time of year again! Hortus Forum is going to be having its annual poinsettia sale. We’ve spent the semester growing a diverse variety of really lovely plants, and now they’re ready to find new homes in time for the holidays!
We’ll be having the sale on:
- December 5, 11:30-5:30 at Guterman Bioclimatic Laboratory Greenhouses (map).
- December 6, 11:30-5:30 at Kenneth Post Laboratory Greenhouses (map).
We are also accepting orders for poinsettias. Just fill out this form!
The poinsettias are $12 for a 6-inch pot, and we can arrange for delivery anywhere in Ithaca for an extra $15!
Please email us at email@example.com for more information.
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Twenty three new Plant Sciences majors hit the trifecta Saturday, exploring the gorge trails at three local state parks — Buttermilk Falls, Robert H. Treman, and Taughannock Falls — led by Director of Undergraduate Studies, Marvin Pritts Undergraduate Program Coordinator Leah Cynara Cook.
As a bonus, the group toured Henry A. Smith Woods — a rare stand old-growth forest outside Trumansburg, N.Y. — before finishing up the day with a cookout and bonfire at Pritts’s.
From the Dilmun Hill Student Farm farm managers:
Join us on the Farm to help celebrate Dilmun Hill Cornell Student Organic Farm’s 20th year in existence!
Activities, demonstrations, farm tours, food, drinks, live music & more!
We will be joined by a vareity of other on-campus organizations including Beekeeping Club, Fantastic Fungi Fanatics, Snodwigs, and many more. Stay tuned to here about all our special guests.
This event is FREE, open to the public, and kid-friendly.
Parking is available at the Cornell Print Services Parking lot on the SE corner of Pine Tree Rd and Dryden Rd; at the Oxley parking lot across Dryden Rd from the Humphrey Facilities Plant; and at the O lot on Campus Rd near the intersection of Judd Falls and Campus Rd. All three lots have pedestrian paths that lead to the four way stop intersection of Dryden Rd and Pine Tree Rd. Please cross in the marked pedestrian cross walks and follow the pedestrian path across the new bridge over Pine Tree Rd. The entrance to Dilmun is on the left side of the Recreation Path just over the bridge. If you need accommodations to park in the designated handicap space in the driveway, please contact Mandy Economos @ (607) 255-3332 or email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the event this Saturday, 10/29.
It started as a simple idea: Cornell students learning about farming should have someplace to actually farm. Thus was born Dilmun Hill.
In the 20 years since students tilled those first three acres, the farm has expanded and improved, provided opportunities for research and experimentation, started students on a path toward agricultural careers and fostered lifelong friendships. Today, Dilmun Hill Student Farm encompasses 12 acres of land, and it produces organically grown vegetables for its community-supported agriculture program and on-campus restaurants.
To celebrate the anniversary of the farm’s founding in 1996, students will welcome the community to a farm tour Oct. 29, 1-4 p.m., at 705 Dryden Road (Route 366), Ithaca. There will be booths and exhibits plus activities from many agriculture-related clubs on campus, such as the Bee Club and the Cornell Fantastic Fungi Fanatics. The party is a chance to learn more about agriculture, the joys and challenges of growing food, and the dedication it takes to be a student farmer.
Among the images in the latest collection at Picture Cornell are these by Lindsay France, Cornell Marketing Group:
High stakes: Tomato production in hoop houses
Hosted by Dilmun Hill Student Organic Farm, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
Saturday September 10 at 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Extending the New York growing season with unheated greenhouses (also called high tunnels or hoop houses) is a growing technology with organic vegetable farmers. At this workshop led by one of Cornell Cooperative Extension’s vegetable specialists, we will discuss the production of tomatoes in high tunnels, strategies to manage soil and plant nutrient levels, tomato disease management, and other topics in Dilmun Hill’s new moveable high tunnel. All knowledge and experience levels are welcome.
Hundreds flocked to the west end of the Ag Quad Thursday for the first Farmers’ Market at Cornell of the season.
Vendors included …
Markets run Thursdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. View vendors.
Photos: Matt Hayes, CALS Communications.
Students in the Art of Horticulture (PLHRT 2010) got a quick introduction on how to create digital botanical art during their class on Tuesday. Working in teams, they arranged locally sourced flowers from trials at the Bluegrass Lane Turf and Landscape Research Facility and a local flower farm, Plenty of Posies, on flatbed scanners to capture their form and color in two-dimensional form.
Later, they took their scan files and digitally manipulatedthem to create works of art. Here’s an example:
Students finished up the class applying floral design principles to more traditional arrangements.