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They said it: "You can easily triple your investment." Lori Bushway, Senior Extension Associate, offering tips on ways home gardening can stretch a household's food dollar in the April 16 Wall Street Journal.
Economy fueling surge in vegetable gardening - Tap Cornell resources to stretch you grocery budget.
Anonymous alumna funds sustainability projects - For a decade, the Toward Sustainability Foundation has poured more than $500,000 into fledgling projects.
New website aids beginning, diversifying farmers - Interactive 'online resource center' from N.Y. Beginning Farmer Project features, forums, FAQs, planning worksheets.
Organic produce, grown within walking distance by students, sold weekly on Ag Quad - Student managers from Dilmun Hill Student Organic Farm, sell produce from the farm outside Mann Library on the Ag Quad every Tuesday from 3 to 6 p.m. throughout the summer.
Meeting considers role of trees in cleaning urban air - How effective are trees in removing particulate pollution? Cornell Chronicle article.
Cornell Chronicle profile of Barbara Conolly ('08), who at age 48, sold her house and entered Cornell to pursue her passion for plants.
NYS Ed. Dept. approves Viticulture and Enology major - Program addresses needs of cool-climate grape and wine industry. See also: Teaching winery coming to Cornell Orchards.
Hort/LA 492 students remake Mann Library courtyard, construct George Good Oaks garden.
Merwin named to endowed chair. The Cornell Board of Trustees has named Ian Merwin to an endowed professorship, made possible by sale of fruit farm bequeathed to the university by Herman M. Cohn.
CU donates a record 82 tons of produce to area food banks - Fresh produce flows from Freeville to the area's needy. Cornell Chronicle article.
Web site hosts gardeners' ratings on veggie varieties (Cornell Chronicle article). Visit Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners website or read news release: .doc | .pdf
An Eye for Organic - Photo essay by Dilmun Hill Student Farm manager Ben Scott-Killian in the Cornell Chronicle.
The apple machine is back! - Apples from Cornell Orchards are available 24/7 from the vending machine near the elevator on first floor of the Plant Science Building. Proceeds support grad student activities. Cornell Chronicle article.
Cornell's greenhouses: Hundreds of plant projects, each with a different purpose - Rich history, quality staff, and $800,000 in recent upgrades keep greenhouses humming. Cornell Chronicle article.
Youth-Adult Partnerships Bring Plant Sculptures to New York Communities - Undergrads spread garden-based learning program through the state.CCE spotlight article.
Sustainable Ag, Dilmun Hill featured in Ithaca Journal - “Sustainable agriculture is not just how food is grown but how it is eaten, how it is transported and who has access to what kinds of foods,” says Greg Peck, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Horticulture. Read Ithaca Journal article.
Floriculture Field Day draws record crowd - Participants hear about new plants on the market and learn about the younger generation of plant retailers. View container contest entries.
Hortus Forum students tour Costa Rica - 17 students learn more about where our flowers and houseplants come from. [eCALSconnect 6/2007]
Cornell hosts sustainable-agriculture education conference - More than 150 faculty, staff, students, administrators, extension educators and farmers from over 50 academic institutions and organizations descended on Cornell's campus to attend the Second National Conference on Facilitating Sustainable Agriculture Education, July 11 to 14. Read more.
Study Paints Dire Picture of Warmer Northeast - David Wolfe contributes to study by the Union of Concerned Sciences. Potential benefits of extended the growing season would likely be offset by new pests. Read more: N.Y. Times | Cornell Chronicle
Students visit Chelsea Flower Show - In May, Charlie Mazza and 5 Hortus Forum students visited England and helped as- semble an exhibit at the world's most famous flower show. Charlie's online photo album.
New publication: Cornell Soil Health Assessment Training Manual [5.3 MB .pdf] From the interdepartmental Soil Health Team. Describes the new Cornell Soil Health Test and suggests strategies for improving soil. Order hard copy from the NYSAES online bookstore.
New site shows forests aren't just timber: think mushrooms, ginseng and sugar - Forest Farming website uses multimedia to help landowners cultivate their forests. Cornell Cronicle article.
Beach plum jam, anyone? - Cornell develops line of crop plants at what is probably the largest and most diverse beach plum orchard in the world. [Cornell Chronicle 9/15/2006] See also Beach Plum website.
Nurseries to give big-city test to Cornell-cloned trees and tree-growing technique - Urban Horticulture Institute director Nina Bassuk is partnering with nursery operators in a project funded by the New York Farm Viability Institute (NYFVI). [Cornell Chronicle 6/23/2006]
High Tunnel Project Extends the Season - Grant from New York Farm Viability Institute will help extend the growing season for cutflowers, tomatoes and other crops, says project leader Chris Wien. [Cornell Chronicle 9//2006]
How now green cow? - A larger-than-life sod cow sprouts in front of Morrison Hall, a final project in Marcia Eames-Sheavly's Art of Horticulture course. [Cornell Chronicle 5/9/2006]
'Amazon.com' for vegetables helps gardeners pick and choose their varieties - More than 800 gardeners are rating and reviewing varieties on Department of Horticulture website. [Cornell Chronicle 4/5/2006]
Why tipsy flowers don't tip over: Booze stunts stem and leaves, but doesn't affect blossoms, study finds - Forcing paperwhites? Study by Bill Miller's Flower Bulb Research Program shows how to use alcohol to keep them short and happy. [Cornell Chronicle 3/31/2006]
Shrubs, With Tenderness and Chainsaw - Richard Weir teaches New York Times columnist Anne Raver everything from how to prune a lilac to digging a proper hole for a bare-root tree. [New York Times 3/30/2006]
Cornell harvest brings healthy food by the ton to needy dinner tables - Department donates more than 81 tons of fruit and vegetables to local charities. [Cornell Chronicle 11/16/2005]