We focus on the interaction of plants, soils and the use of land for the mutual benefit of people and sustainable environments. Our students acquire knowledge leading to successful careers through hands-on learning and internships.

Current Events

Explore Career Opportunities with the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture 

Interested in career opportunities in sustainability?

Want to learn how you can put your knowledge to practical use to solve real-world problems for a sustainable future? Join us at one of the following events and learn how you can put science, technology & art to practical use for a sustainable future:

Thursday Oct 2nd: Student Union room 104 (noon-1:30pm). Careers options for a sustainable future – free pizza lunch @ noon followed by a Green campus walking tour

Monday Oct 6th: Dodd Center room 162 (3-5pm) Putting art & science to practical use for a sustainable future – free pizza & presentation @ 3pm. Outdoor demonstration featuring Landscape Architecture campus design Charrette 

Wednesday Oct 8th: Floriculture room 101 (4:30-5:45pm) How to grow food hydroponically & other sustainable practices for a green planet –free pizza dinner @ 4:30pm

Monday Oct 13th: UConn Sports Complex (meet at the J.O. Christian Field (JOCF) off Stadium Road (11:30am-1:30pm) An inside look at UConn’s sustainably managed natural and synthetic intercollegiate sports fields: Exploring majors and careers in turfgrass sciences – followed by free pizza lunch

Tuesday Oct 14th: 3-5pm Sustainable food production and resource management in action – tour the Spring Valley Organic student farm & university compost facility (reservations required). RSVP to megan.delaney@uconn.edu. Bus departs @ 2:45pm. Pick-up from Jim Calhoun Way by the side entrance to the UConn Co-op, seating starting at 2:30pm. Snacks & water provided.  

Space is still available! 2014 Invasive Plant Symposium (CIPWG): Invasive Plants 2014: Where Are We Now?

October 7, 2014, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Student Union Building, Storrs Campus, UConn. Presented by the Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group (CIPWG). Fee: $55 – REGULAR; $25 – STUDENT (must bring current ID). FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Donna Ellis (donna.ellis@uconn.edu; 860-486-6448), PROGRAM BROCHURE, ONLINE REGISTRATION, and MAIL-IN REGISTRATION FORM: http://cipwg.uconn.edu/2014-symposium/. Brochure and registration form may be downloaded here. For full press release, please click here.

TCI Expo, Hartford CT, November 13-15, 2014

TCI EXPO, the world’s largest tree care industry trade show and conference, combines the unparalleled value of a first class conference education and endless networking opportunities with top industry leaders in business, safety and arboriculture.

You can also compare equipment, evaluate products and take advantage of special show-only pricing from hundreds of exhibitors.

Check out live demonstrations, win prizes and giveaways, attend forums and roundtables, earn valuable CEUs, and more.

Explore this website to learn more about how TCI EXPO can put you on the path to success.


The New York Times: On Patrol With the Weed Warriors

Kathleen Nelson, Mad Gardeners and Donna Ellis, Senior Extension Educator, Integrated Pest Management

UConn Horticulture Alum Editor of Smithsonian Gardens' Encyclopedia of Garden Plants for Every Location

James Gagliardi, Horticulturist at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Gardens

A look in to the Camelina Project. Production from seed to harvest at the UConn Research Farm

Carol Auer 

What's the Best Way to Manage a Pesticide-Free Athletic Field?

UConn Associate Professor Jason Henderson and graduate student Julie Campbell featured on WNPR. 

Naturally@UConn: Research Project May Change Roadside Grasses from Cool-season Varieties to Lower-maintenance Warm-season Native Species

Julia Kuzovkina

Naturally@UConn: Extension Educator uses Parasitic Wasp to Battle Lily Leaf Beetle

Donna Ellis

UConn Horticulture Student Receives Scholarship from Manchester Garden Club

Heather Slattery

The Balanced Man Scholarship at the University of Connecticut - Storrs

SigEp is offering $3,000 in scholarships at the University of Connecticut to recognize men who exhibit academic excellence, demonstrate leadership skills, and commit to their health and well-being.

Click here for more information and to apply.

PSLA/ARE major Nate Wojtyna awarded internship with Cornell’s Plant Genome Research Program

Nate Wojtyna

UConn Today: Learning About Agriculture in America's Heartland

Tom Morris and Karl Guillard