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Who we are

As the only horticulture program in the Ivy League, our faculty, staff and students work to shape the food systems and landscapes of today and tomorrow.

If you've ever been shaded by trees on a city street, enjoyed an apple in winter, visited a farmer's market or watched a sporting event on natural grass, then it is likely you have been touched by our work.

Our faculty includes more than 40 scientists working across New York to make discoveries and share knowledge about fruits, vegetables and landscape plants. They are called on by farmers, golf course managers, urban foresters, government officials and many others to solve problems around the globe.

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Spending time in nature reduces stress, research finds

Feb 26, 2020

New research from an interdisciplinary Cornell team including Donald Rakow, associate professor in the School of Integrative Plant Science, has found that as little as 10 minutes in a natural setting can help college students feel happier and lessen the effects of both physical and mental stress.