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Via CornellCast: Video of the ‘Rooted’ art installation on Libe Slope.

ROOTED is a living community art installation that celebrates the diversity of ways people on campus stay rooted in their lives and in the community. Student and faculty volunteers planted 13,000 flower bulbs in 350 pots and moved them to Libe Slope below McGraw clock tower to spell the word, “ROOTED,” in 10-foot-tall letters.

The project was spearheaded by student artist Justin Kondrat and faculty advisor Marcia Eames-Sheavly.

See also: Time-lapse and ribbon-cutting video.

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If you missed Monday’s seminar, Soils in the Urban Environment: A Long Term Evaluation of the Scoop & Dump Remediation Strategy with Miles Sax, MPS/PGL Program Graduate Field of Horticulture, it’s available online.

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Student artist Justin Kondrat and faculty advisor Marcia Eames-Sheavly.

Student artist Justin Kondrat and faculty advisor Marcia Eames-Sheavly.

ROOTED is a living community art installation coming mid-April 2014. (The installation is tentatively scheduled for April 14 with ribbon-cutting on April 16.)

Preparations began in December when volunteers planted 13,000 flower bulbs in 350 pots and moved them into a cooler to simulate winter chilling.

On March 25, student artist Justin Kondrat and faculty advisor Marcia Eames-Sheavly moved the pots to the greenhouse to speed up growth.

When the bulbs are in full bloom in mid-April, volunteers will move the pots to Libe Slope below McGraw clock tower and spell out ROOTED in 10-foot-tall letters.

ROOTED celebrates the diversity of ways people on campus stay rooted in their lives and in our community.

Get involved. Find more info at facebook.com/RootedatCornell

View the ROOTED preview video.

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If you missed Ted DeJong’s seminar on Monday, Peach tree scion vigor is physiologically linked to the xylem anatomy of the rootstock, it’s available online.

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If you missed Marcia Eames-Sheavley‘s seminar Creativity in Horticulture Teaching and Extension on Monday, it’s available online. See also our Art of Horticulture YouTube playlist.

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If you missed Monday’s seminar with Steve Reiners, 20 years of vegetable research and extension — successes, disappointments and what lies ahead, it’s available online.

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Lauren Chambliss and David Wolfe

Lauren Chambliss and David Wolfe

If you missed last week’s inspiring 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.

See also Hope in a climate of denial [Pawprint 2014-03-06]

And visit the Cornell Climate Change website for more videos, educational resources, research directory and more.

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Steve Reiners

Steve Reiners

Associate professor Steve Reiners assumed the position of  associate chair of the Department of Horticulture March 1, 2014. Reiners replaces Susan Brown, Herman M. Cohn Professor of Agriculture and Life Sciences, who last July assumed the position of associate director of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES), Geneva.

“Susan is a tough act to follow,” says Reiners.  “She’s done a great job working with Marvin to  make the merger of Ithaca and Geneva departments so successful. I’m looking forward to my new position and continuing to strengthen ties between the two campuses.”

Based in Geneva, Reiners research and extension efforts focus on helping vegetable growers enhance their profitability and sustainability by effectively managing cultural practices such as cover crops, soil fertility, irrigation, plant populations and variety selection.

As Department Extension Leader he mentored new faculty and Cornell Cooperative Extension educators, and organized in-service educational activities. He also plays a leadership role in organizing  the annual Empire State Producers Expo.

In addition, Reiners co-teaches Principles of Vegetable Production (HORT 3500), and last fall started a new course,Organic Vegetable Gardening (HORT 1250).

In the Low-down on pumpkin season and variety in upstate New York, a video by Ithaca College’s student-run publication The Ithacan (below), Reiners explains pumpkin choices.

Congratulations Steve!

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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.

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If you missed last week’s Dreer Award seminar by Ashley Marchesi on Urban Agriculture in Argentina and Cuba, it’s available online.

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.

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