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Sustainable Horticulture

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!

The Central Valley garden in winter

Wed, December 18, 2019
In California’s Central Valley, the onset of winter’s cool, wet weather marks the beginning of the growing season for California native and Mediterranean climate plants. Comparable to early spring in colder, continental climates, this is the season when root growth begins and summer drought-adapted plants emerge from dormancy, leafing out and, in some cases, bursting into bloom.

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.

Top 5 Plant Sale Favorites

Fri, September 28, 2018

By Taylor Lewis, Nursery Manager

The Arboretum Teaching Nursery is brimming with thousands of amazing plants which makes it really hard to pick just five, so after much debate between Propagation Specialist Lisa Fowler and me, we happily present you with five not-to-be-missed plants that we will have available at our upcoming fall plant sales. 

Intern Recruitment: Building Sustainable Gardens

Tue, September 18, 2018

We are now accepting applications for the Learning by Leading Sustainable Horticulture 2018-2019 Internship!

Description:

This is a hands-on, full year internship, meeting on Tuesdays from 2-5 p.m. during fall quarter, then flexible meeting times in winter and spring.

Consider a 2017 year-end gift to support our Learning by Leading program

Thu, December 21, 2017
Your support for the Learning by Leading program helps us develop the environmental stewards of tomorrow. Also, ten percent of your gift to the Arboretum and Public Garden Annual Fund goes to the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden Endowment which provides long-term support for our free, all-ages environmental education programs.

Arboretum Interns Support Native American Traditions, Restoration

Thu, October 19, 2017
UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery personnel hosted a group of high school students participating in the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) Youth Leadership Summit. These students, with connections to Native American tribes in California, Nevada, Hawaii and New Mexico, learned how to grow culturally important plants for a large-scale environmental restoration project on Maidu land in Plumas County.

Larval Host Plants for Butterflies

Fri, September 29, 2017
When creating gardens to attract butterflies, expand your palette beyond plants that only provide nectar for mature butterflies. There’s another type of plant, called larval host plants, that any well-rounded butterfly garden needs.