UVM Horticulture Research and Education Center: A Year in Review

people standing around a bed of lettuce in a green house

The Horticulture Research and Education Center (HREC) recently presented a year-end review highlighting the significant research, teaching and outreach activities that took place at the farm in 2022. The 97-acre property located just a few miles from campus in South Burlington serves as the primary field laboratory site for agronomic and horticultural crop research for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and is the home of the Catamount Educational Farm, which provides a platform for research and education, serves as a model for sustainable fruit and vegetable production, and generates food for the local community.

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Centering Agroecology in the Conservation of Biodiversity at COP15

Three photos showing a frog, a leaf vein and an overhead view of a river basin.
Photo source: UN Biodiversity Conference: COP15 in Montreal

Between December 5 and 9 of 2022, a coalition of organizations including UVM’s Agroecology & Livelihoods Collaborative (soon to be the Institute for Agroecology) headed to Montreal to participate in the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15, for short). Continue reading “Centering Agroecology in the Conservation of Biodiversity at COP15”

New Edition of Agroecology Textbook Features PSS/CALS Co-Authors

A stepped garden with different varieties of lettuce growing, in Cuba.

The new edition of the foundational textbook Agroecology is now available! Congratulations to co-authors Professor of Agroecology and Environmental Studies Ernesto Mndez, Plant and Soil Science Research Associate and Lecturer Victor Izzo, Steve Gliessman, Eric W. Engles, and to Agroecology PhD student Andrew Gerlicz who provided editorial support! Continue reading “New Edition of Agroecology Textbook Features PSS/CALS Co-Authors”

May 2022 CALS in the News

Megaphone shouting news about agriculture.

CALS and Extension faculty, staff and students are making headlines for their commentaries, research findings, as subject matter experts, and for outreach collaborations. Below is a collection of recent stories.

The Agroecology and Livelihoods Collaborative (ALC) is among several partners listed in this article from Daily Coffee News about a new open-access platform that has been developed called the State of the Smallholder Coffee Farmer. Continue reading “May 2022 CALS in the News”