Horticulture Section News

CALS News, Spotlights, Field Notes and FutureCasts of interest to the Horticulture Section community in the School of Integrative Plant Science.

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Two students stand in the Ag Quad.

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Program promotes African links, diversity in plant sciences
The Cornell Assistantship for Horticulture in Africa (CAHA), a program that brings master’s students from sub-Saharan Africa to Cornell to complete doctorate degrees in horticulture, has now added a second assistantship for African Americans, with the goal of increasing diversity in the plant sciences – a field that lacks minority representation.
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
The CALS Ag Quad

Spotlight

This is the second in a series of stories detailing actions CALS students, faculty and staff have taken over the past year to make our community a more diverse, equitable and inclusive place for everyone. Here, we highlight college efforts to design a more inclusive curriculum and detail some of the courses CALS faculty have developed or adapted to address issues of racial, social, gender, economic and environmental justice.
  • Department of Entomology
  • Department of Global Development
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
Students in William Miller’s horticulture class document the growth of plants in the Kenneth Post Greenhouse

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The gift from the estate of late professor Raymond Fox ’47, M.S. ’52, Ph.D. ’56, will support scholarships and fellowships as well as student participation in supplemental educational programs for undergraduate plant science students.
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
  • Plants
Deborah Aller working in a pumpkin field

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Several Cornellians – appointed by Gov. Kathy Hochul – will explore how the warming environment will affect New York’s communities, ecosystems and economy in the new Climate Impacts Assessment project.
  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • New York Sea Grant Institute
A Cornell Cooperative Extension volunteer teaches gardening lessons to a group of people

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Over 2.9 million New Yorkers across the state — a third of whom are children — rely on food assistance programs. Even temporary food insecurity can be discouraging and disempowering for families — a hard lesson many learned during the height of...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section

Land Acknowledgment

Cornell University is located on the traditional homelands of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' (the Cayuga Nation). The Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' are members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, an alliance of six sovereign Nations with a historic and contemporary presence on this land. The Confederacy precedes the establishment of Cornell University, New York State, and the United States of America.  We acknowledge the painful history of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' dispossession, and honor the ongoing connection of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' people, past and present, to these lands and waters.