Plant Propagation and Nursery Management

Andy Codd

Edible Landscaping Intern, 2013-14, Nursery Student Employee, 2014-15, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems, 2015

Carly Feldman

Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry Nursery Assistant, 2015-17, Nursery Intern, 2014-15

Learning irrigation from the top down

Taylor Lewis, nursery manager, had a vision for how to create a unique tree irrigation system that would suit the conditions at the Arboretum Teaching Nursery, then worked with his student staff and interns to create it.

Leading by Learning: Inspiring students one plant at a time

UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery Manager Taylor Lewis leads a motivated group of nursery propagation interns who are excited to apply the concepts they learn in class to the soil around them. Each student is responsible for an area in the nursery; they are given the opportunity to experiment with different care and maintenance techniques, and then, evaluate what works and what doesn’t. According to his students, the internship provides them with valuable experience that they don’t get in a classroom.