Horticulture Section faculty Neil Mattson and Tom Whitlow are among the CALS faculty focusing their efforts on urban agriculture and other innovations that will reap benefits for city dwellers. With varied areas of focus, from climate change to food and social injustice to human health, they and other CALS faculty agree that challenges related to these issues can be traced to the severe lack of space in increasingly population-dense cities. Read more in Sky’s the Limit in the latest issue of PeriodiCALS, the College’s news magazine.
Other horticultural coverage in PeriodiCALS includes:
- The Science of Shade – Profiles Nina Bassuk and her three decades of re-imagining urban horticulture as the program leader of the Urban Horticulture Institute. Her innovations have included CU-Structural Soil, ‘scoop and dump’ site preparation, and matching woody plant species to tough urban environments to maximize ecosystem services.
- On the Map: CALS in the City – Features horticulture Ph.D. candidate Yoshiki Harada’s rooftop farming studies at the Brooklyn Grange.
- CALS Sweethearts Fund Graduate Students in Plant Science – Recognizing that graduate students are often key mentors for undergraduates in their critical research experiences, Mark Sellew ’78 and Lisa Preger Sellew ’79, MBA ’82 decided to give a gift specifically for graduate students in the School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS). The Sellew Family Excellence-in-Mentoring Graduate Fellowship will provide one year of support to five graduate students who embody the values of mentorship, teaching, and research.