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If you missed today’s seminar, Case studies in forest farming, with Ken Mudge, it’s available online.

And don’t forget to pre-order his new book, Farming in the Woods.

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If you missed the SIPS-wide seminar Friday, Origin of the Tropical Rainforest Biome with Kirk Johnson, Sant Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, it’s available online.

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If you missed Marvin Pritts’ and Pam Strausser’s seminar Leadership as part of graduate education at Cornell on Monday, it’s available online.

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If you missed Monday’s seminar Modern plant hunting for urban plants: new perspectives with Dr. Henrik Sjoman, Post Doctorate Fellow (Bassuk Lab), it’s available online.

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students on finished sofa

In what has become an annual tradition, a dozen students in the Art of Horticulture (HORT 2010) installed a sod sofa — this year on the south side of Corson-Mudd Hall. The experience is as much about building teamwork among the students as it is creating a living work of botanical art says  Marcia Eames-Sheavly, Senior Extension Associate and Senior Lecturer in the Horticulture Section of the new School of Integrative Plant Science, who teaches the course

Frank Rossi, associate professor and turf specialist in the Horticulture Section, provided additional coaching, and shared lively guidance that ranged from the science of working with turf, to how to lay sod. Cornell Grounds Department collaborated to have the materials on site, and supported the work in numerous ways.

The sofa needs a few days to firm up and dry out. So best to test feel the sod with your hand before testing it out.

Turf specialist Frank Rossi explains the science of growing and installing sod.

Turf specialist Frank Rossi explains the science of growing and installing sod.

Students begin shaping the soil and compost.

Students begin shaping the soil and compost.

Checking out the work in progress.

Checking out the work in progress.

Testing the shape.

Testing the shape.

Muddy gloves.

Muddy gloves.

Rossi demonstrates how to install sod.

Rossi demonstrates how to install sod.

Installing sod.

Installing sod.

 

It's all about the teamwork!

It’s all about the teamwork!

 

 

 

 

 

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Associate professor Ken Mudge, program aid Steve Gabriel and research support specialist Jonathan Comstock appear in a new movie, The Resilient Ones: A Generation Takes On Climate Change from Bright Blue EcoMedia. The feature-length documentary explores how communities are adapting to climate change in the Adirondack Mountains as seen through the eyes of high school students.

In the film, Comstock discusses the effects of climate change on farming. Mudge and Gabriel talk about the promise of forest farming (excerpt below).

The Resilient Ones had its broadcast premiere on Mountain Lake PBS May 15. Producer Vic Guadagno is encouraging other PBS stations in New York to air the film, and hopes to arrange a screening in Ithaca. It’s not yet available online, but DVDs are available for purchase through PBS.

The film website also features climate change lesson plans, video excerpts and trailers.

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If you missed two recent Department of Horticulture seminars by PhD candidates in the Graduate Field of Horticulture, they are available online:

Gonzalo Villarino: High throughput RNA sequencing elucidates novel responses of Petunia hybrida to salt stress

 

Alex Paya: Does neighbor identity affect the belowground growth and physiology of trees?

 

The Department of Horticulture seminar series is on hiatus until fall. But you can view previous seminars on the Cornell Horticulture YouTube channel’s Seminar playlist.

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When Justin Kondrat ’14 transferred to Cornell from SUNY Morrisville, it didn’t take long for him to feel rooted. Among the ivy, he found fertile ground to thrive and grow, through an anchoring network of teachers, mentors and friends who cultivated his creativity and passion for plants.

The brainchild of Justin Kondrat ’14, the independent project conveys that Cornell "you can really be inclusive and come together as a community" at Cornell. (Jason Koski/University Photography)

The brainchild of Justin Kondrat ’14, the independent project conveys that Cornell “you can really be inclusive and come together as a community” at Cornell. (Jason Koski/University Photography)

That passion has been transformed into a living tribute to the power of nature to foster well-being and captivate a community: a display of more than 50,000 golden daffodils, white narcissus and purple hyacinth flowers spelling out the word “rooted” in 10-foot letters along the steep side of Libe Slope below the bell tower.

The installation glows red and white at night, thanks to solar-powered lights that have been woven between the flowers.

Although it started as Kondrat’s independent project under the guidance of senior lecturer of horticulture Marcia Eames-Sheavly, more than 100 people ended up taking part, from planting 13,000 bulbs to transporting, arranging and staking 350 pots.

Read the whole article and view more photos. [Cornell Chronicle 2014-04-24]

See also:

Aerial view

Aerial view.

Special thanks to Chris Kitchen Photography and Design and East Hill Flying Club.

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From Lori Brewer, Senior Extension Associate, Department of Horticulture:

If you missed the Spring 2014 Sustainable Landscapes webinars, they are available online:

You can find other, past webinars and recordings as well at:  https://vimeo.com/gbl/videos

Woody Shrubs for Stormwater Retention Practices from CCE Horticulture on Vimeo.

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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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