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

Sustainable Landscape Conference

Thursday, March 17, 2016 at the Lewis B. Rome Commons, Storrs, CT.  Click here for conference details.

 

Garden Conference

Friday, March 18, 2016 in Storrs, CT (Lewis B. Rome Commons).  Program and online registration information available on the website.

News

PSLA in the News

NBC Connecticut News. (video) 12-16- 15. Depicted Jessica Lubell-Brand, an associate professor in plant science and landscape architecture, as she described what recent warm weather is doing to plants in Connecticut.

Waterbury Republican American. 12-25-15. Reported that Assistant Extension Educator Dawn Pettinelli and the Home and Garden Education Center are getting more calls asking what to do with rhododendron, magnolia and forsythia that are budding out and blooming because of unseasonably warm weather.

UConn Today. 12-31-15. Highlighted the research of Huanzhong Wang, an assistant professor in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, in its look back at 12 important UConn research projects of 2015. A posting from this blog was linked to the article.

Scholarship Opportunity!

Nauset Garden Club is offering $5,000 scholarships, see attached for details.

Congratulations Robert Losee!

Robert Losee of Woodsbridge (right) is congratulated by National FFA Officer Caleb Gustin on being named the national winner in the Nursery Operations Proficiency award area at the National FFA Convention, held October 28-31 in Louisville, Kentucky. Proficiency awards recognize FFA members who excelled as agricultural entrepreneurs, employees or volunteers while they gained hands-on career experience. Losee is majoring in horticulture and plans to own his own greenhouse nursery business.

LA@UConn Portfolio Nite

Professional landscape architects (many UConn alumni) spend a nite with current LA students to help them prepare their portfolios for use when job hunting.


HORT 4650: Plant Tissue Culture

Sharing their expertise with the community.  PSLA students in HORT 4650 Plant Tissue Culture teach high school students from The Learning Clinic Rolling Ridge how to aseptically propagate orchids.Sharing their expertise with the community.  

Congratulations to Mary Concklin!

Mary Concklin received the Outstanding Service Award from the Connecticut Pomological Society.