Student Leadership

Students Map Plants, Support Conservation Efforts

Wed, January 08, 2020
Students on the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden's Learning by Leading Plant Records and Mapping team learn how they can support international conservation efforts.

Restoration Project Proves Invaluable to Student Interns

Wed, January 08, 2020
Students on the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden's Learning by Leading Habitat Restoration team work to restore a previously barren patch of land filled with plants that surround their man-made water way.

Pollinator-Attracting Container Plantings on Display for the Public

Mon, January 06, 2020
The Arboretum and Public Garden’s  Leading by Learning™  Habitat Horticulture team is exhibiting their newly designed pollinator-friendly containers at the Arboretum Terrace Garden and Lois Crowe Patio in the Davis Commons. 

Learning by Leading Program Impact | Levy Hernandez

Fri, December 27, 2019

Below is a letter written to staff at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden from a former Learning by Leading™ program participant, Levy Hernandez, who was inspired to share more about the impact the program had on his choice of career and his desire to improve the environment around his home town.

Seasons Greetings!

Removing Invasives, Replacing with Natives

Wed, December 18, 2019
Wrangling invasive species, searching for seeds, and maneuvering chainsaws, it’s just another day on the job for the Arboretum and Public Garden’s Learning by Leading™ S.E.E. Putah Creek team. This quarter has been a busy one for the team dedicated to restoring and managing the UC Davis Putah Riparian Reserve. 

Sustainable Horticulture interns shape campus

Thu, December 05, 2019
From outside Bainer Hall to the Social Sciences Building (aka Death Star) courtyard, the Arboretum and Public Garden’s Learning by Leading™ Sustainable Horticulture interns have been hard at work weeding, mulching, pruning, deadheading and adding new plants in landscapes all over campus throughout fall quarter. As part of this internship students leave lasting changes as they shape campus by creating and maintaining sustainable landscapes.

New Turf for SmartLawn Team

Tue, December 03, 2019
The Learning by Leading™ SmartLawn team, together with CCUH, is helping aid drought and water conservation efforts by testing different types of turf and irrigation methods to determine which combination is most efficient for California homeowners. Their test plots can be seen around the Western Center for Agricultural Equipment. 

Wild Grapes in the West-end

Wed, November 20, 2019
Grape work! The barren banks on the west-end of the Arboretum Waterway are now home to wild grape cuttings, thanks to the Waterway Stewardship team.

Edible Landscaping Has Their Produce Covered

Tue, November 12, 2019
What's going on in the Good Life Garden? Stay updated with the Edible Landscaping team's latest work and contributions to campus.

Arboretum Interns Explore Unique Career Paths by philanthropy

Tue, May 28, 2019

By Ashley Han

Pinkerton Prize winner Amber Medina ’19 compares the award to a seed that grows into a tree and bears fruit— a fitting description for an annual honor given to three exceptional UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden interns.