The Annual Friends of the Horticulture Farm Plant Sale

A UVM student is helping out at the Friends of the Horticulture Farm plant sale.
UVM Food Systems undergrad Laurel Marshia helped out at the 2021 plant sale.

Saturday, July 16 marked the annual Friends of the Horticulture Farm (FHF) plant sale at the UVM Horticulture Research and Education Center in South Burlington. The hot and steamy weather that day did not discourage curious plant collectors, enthusiasts and others looking for a good deal, from taking advantage of discount prices on a wide variety of donated trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals. Continue reading “The Annual Friends of the Horticulture Farm Plant Sale”

Plant Biology Department Inaugurates New Summer Internship

A group of PBIO 290 students, their instructor, Intervale Center land steward Duncan Murdoch, and Intervale volunteers in a group photo.
PBIO 290 students, instructor Laura Hill, Intervale Center’s Duncan Murdoch, and Intervale Center volunteers.

The Plant Biology Department inaugurated a new summer internship. This internship program engages students in local community projects that address issues in sustainability and the environment, specifically related to climate change mitigation and adaptation using plants. Continue reading “Plant Biology Department Inaugurates New Summer Internship”

Research Puts Socio-Politico-Technical Processes into Climate Change Modeling

Model of climate change social and physical feedback
Graphic of the climate-social model components and feedback processes. Components are shown in black and the model feedback processes in green. Feedback processes are identified as positive (+) (that is, reinforcing) or negative (−) (that is, dampening). The black arrow shows a connection between components (policy-adoption effect) that is not directly part of a particular feedback process.

Plant Biology Professor Brian Beckage (with a joint appointment in the Department of Computer Science and a Gund Fellow) is co-author of the recently published study in the journal Nature entitled, Determinants of emissions pathways in the coupled climate-social system. Continue reading “Research Puts Socio-Politico-Technical Processes into Climate Change Modeling”