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

Free Pizza and a Movie! March 4, 2015

The Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture will screen A Convenient Truth: Urban Solutions from Curitiba on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 4:30pm-5:30pm in Konover Auditorium, Dodd Research Center. This documentary highlights the innovative planning, design, and engineering that transformed Curitiba, Brazil, into one of the “most livable cities in the world.” The film addresses sustainability issues including transportation, recycling, parks, and affordable housing.

Stick around after the screening for pizza and conversation in the Dodd Center Lounge!

For questions or more information, please contact Megan Delaney at megan.delaney@uconn.edu.

20th Anniversary Perennial Plant Conference, University of Connecticut, Storrs, March 5, 2015

A conference for the Landscape and Horticultural Professional, presented by the Ornamental Plant Extension Team.

Early registration deadline: postmarked on on before February 26: $100 per person
Regular registration fee: postmarked after February 26 or for walk-ins: $110 per person
Registration Discount! Save $20 per person if registering groups of 3 or more together.

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Visit the 2015 Perennial Plant Conference website.

If you have questions about the conference, please contact Donna Ellis at 860-486-6448 or email: donna.ellis@uconn.edu.

Free Food and a Movie! March 10, 2015

The Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture will screen Cafeteria Man on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 4:30pm in Konover Auditorium, Dodd Research Center. This documentary follows Tony Geraci on his mission to reform the public school diet in Baltimore by replacing pre-plated, processed foods with locally-grown, freshly-prepared meals. The film demonstrates how activists, students, and citizens can come together to both make food healthier and sustainable.

Stick around after the screening for conversation and free food in the Dodd Center Lounge! 

For questions or more information, please contact Megan Delaney at megan.delaney@uconn.edu.

2015 Garden Conference, University of Connecticut, Storrs, March 19, 2015

A conference for the home gardener, presented by the Ornamental Plant Extension Team and the UConn Home & Garden Education Center.

Pre-registration deadline: postmarked on or before March 12: $90 per person
Regular registration fee: postmarked after March 12 or for walk-ins: $100 per person
Registration Discount! Save $20 per person if registering groups of 3 or more together.

Visit the 2015 Garden Conference website.

If you have questions about the conference, please contact Joan Allen at 860-486-6740 or email: joan.allen@uconn.edu.

News

Naturally@UConn: From NASA to terra firma, with plants

Joan Allen

Congratulations Nathan Wojtyna!

PSLA undergraduate Nathan Wojtyna has been awarded funding through the UConn IDEA Grant Program coordinated by the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR). Nate will work on a project with Dr. Mark Brand (the 2014 CAHNR recipient for Excellence in Research) to address overcoming production hurdles of Aronia mitschurinii 'Viking'.

Scholarships Available through Farm Credit East

Farm Credit East awards up to thirty-one $1,500 scholarships to qualified students. The deadline to apply for the fall 2015 semester is April 3, 2015. For more information, click here for a brochure or visit the Farm Credit East website.

Congratulations Jessica Lubell! 

Dr. Jessica Lubell, faculty member in PSLA, was recently awarded the New England Nursery Association (NENA) Young Professional Award.

Naturally@UConn: Meet new faculty member Rosa Raudales

Rosa Raudales

UConn Landscape Architecture students featured in the Fall 2014 edition of the Connecticut Landscape Architect

Comprehensive Planning: Identifying Areas for Planned Development in Windham by NICK HIRTH  pg.16 

Systems Planning: A Bike Master Plan for Mansfield by MATT COSMA pp. 17-18 

The Regional Scale: Community Planning for Climate Change in Southeastern Connecticut by TYLER HOLMQUIST  pg.19