Please join the director of the Illinois State University Horticulture Center, Jessica Chambers ’93, as she guides guests through the beautiful gardens of the Center in a two-part virtual video series.
The ability to adapt to change is integral to success in turbulent times. After years of working in the advertising industry in Las Vegas, Jackson Edwards has returned home to start a new career. The Bloomington native now studies conservation biology at Illinois State and researches soil and plant diversity under Dr. Diane Byers, associate professor of Evolutionary Ecology.
Looking at the bright yellow fist-sized blooms of marigolds, Katie Robinson said she was happy. Happy? She was in the second week of classes kneeling in the dirt, in the middle of a heat wave. But the senior horticulture major was right where she wanted to be.
This summer, 27 students received the new Undergraduate Research Support Program grant provided by the Office of Student Research. To honor the inaugural summer of the grant, we have featured five student researchers and their projects.
The Center’s vegetable garden demonstrates the wide variety of food that can be grown in Central Illinois as well as different solutions every gardener can put into practice at home.
Create a one-of-a-kind wreath or evergreen basket arrangement, using fresh greens from Nick Pershey’s Christmas Tree Farm. All proceeds go to the ISU Horticultural Center.
Dwayne Estes, expert botanist and visionary for the preservation of the grasslands in the Southeastern U.S. will present a talk about modern-day plant exploration and conservation.
The Fall 2019 series features inspiring speakers, including a transgender activist, an expert on U.S.-China relations, a renowned conservationist, a documentary filmmaker, and an Emmy-winning journalist.
The Autumnal Festival is the center’s main fundraiser for the year and helps support its goals of providing learning, research, and leisure opportunities for Illinois State students and faculty as well as the community.
Join the Illinois State University Horticulture Center for the Children’s Garden Party at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 22 at the Horticulture Center.