Focused on Problem-Solving and Advocacy
NC State student Peyton Gardner plans to leave this world better than she found it by the work she’s doing at the Department of Horticultural Science.
Sweeter than Sweetpotato Research
NC State reaped sweeping honors at the National Sweetpotato Collaborators Annual Meeting. With North Carolina being the nation’s top sweetpotato producer, the Nashville, Tennessee meeting was well represented by the College of Agriculture and Life Science.
Agroecology Students Build Sustainable Food Forest
The Agroecology Education Farm at NC State has an exciting new project taking root, which will offer long-term opportunities for students and the NC State community to learn about the sustainable cultivation of fruit.
A Different Kind of Gardening: Ph.D. Student Brandon Huber
Brandon Huber, a Ph.D. student in Horticultural Sciences grows large plants competitively and will placing his plants in the upcoming NC State Fair horticulture competition.
Passionate Professionals, Innovative Researchers, and Knowledgeable Specialists
It is a great time to be a horticulturist and an especially great time to be a graduate student in the Department of Horticultural Science. As many of you know, there are numerous grand challenges at the global scale and local scale with regard to food security, environmental stewardship, landscape design, recreation and, of course, human health and welfare.
Meet Patrick Veazie: Horticulture Breeding and Biotech Student
Patrick Veazie began his freshman year at NC State with a major in agricultural science. To help determine whether an agriculture career path was a good fit for Patrick, he searched for a related part-time job to work during the school year and visited the Department of Horticultural Science.
Cockson Wins Industry Award for Floriculture Research
Paul Cockson, a master’s student in Horticultural Science, was recently awarded the 2019 Altman Family Scholarship from the American Floral Endowment (AFE). This year’s scholarship efforts focused on three graduate students at leading institutions who are actively engaged in meaningful research, are excellent with communication, and possess qualities of leadership and commitment to the industry.
Top Ten Finish for Horticulture Hardscapers
Like pioneers in the earliest days of our nation, 36 students and three faculty members ventured west to Fort Collins, Colorado, and scaled the Great Rocky Mountains. Except this snowshoe trek was an early team building exercise to inspire and refocus before participating in the 44th National Collegiate Landscape Competition hosted by Colorado State University.
Hassan’s Hopeful Horticulture
Feeling disconnected from becoming a medical major, Sarah Hassan, took a tour of Kilgore Hall that changed her career trajectory. While touring the Department of Horticultural Science, Sarah found the healing power of plants with a supportive community.
Student Spotlight: International Award-Winner Paul Cockson
Paul Cockson, senior agroecology student in the 2018 Department of Crop and Soil Sciences and undergraduate researcher in Horticultural Science, received the International Society for Horticultural Science Young Minds Award.