We focus on the interaction of plants, soils and the use of land for the mutual benefit of people and sustainable environments. Our students acquire knowledge leading to successful careers through hands-on learning and internships.

Current Events

Museum Lecture: From the Wild to the Landscape - Native Shrubs to Replace Invasives, UConn, Storrs, March 28, 2015

Dr. Jessica Lubell, Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, UConn

Saturday, March 28, 1 pm – Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, UConn Storrs

Native shrubs can be used to create attractive and sustainable landscapes that blend naturally with the surrounding flora. Jessica Lubell will discuss underused native shrubs as replacements for invasive plants. Landscapes composed of natives are considered sustainable since native shrubs do not pose a threat of introducing new species to an area. When established in landscape sites similar to their natural habitat, native shrubs require little maintenance, adapt well to local soils and climates, and attract beneficial wildlife to the garden. Jessica’s native plant program utilizes a vertically integrated approach to bring underused native shrubs into greater acceptance.

www.cac.uconn.edu/mnhcurrentcalendar — (860) 486-4460


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Scholarships Available through Farm Credit East

Farm Credit East awards up to thirty-one $1,500 scholarships to qualified students. The deadline to apply for the fall 2015 semester is April 3, 2015. For more information, click here for a brochure or visit the Farm Credit East website.