Category Archives: Lab News

Sharing my Story – Angelee Calder

Hello Blog Readers! I am writing here to share my story! Possibly also to toot my horn a bit. I am extremely proud of what I have been up to lately! In the Lab… I joined this lab through the … Continue reading

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Setting up a native-nativar plant study

Natives vs Nativars Recent studies report an increase in consumer demand for native plants, largely due to their benefits to bees and other pollinators. This interest has provided the nursery industry with an interesting labelling opportunity. If you walk into … Continue reading

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What Does Permaculture Mean to You?

This week’s post comes from Mericos Rhodes, who is a MAIS student at Oregon State University. His M.A. studies combine the fields of Horticulture, Food in Culture and Social Justice, and Public Policy Mericos’s capstone thesis will be comparing the history, practices, … Continue reading

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PolliNation Podcast and Lab Update

If you love bees, and you have not yet subscribed to PolliNation, you’re missing out! OSU Professor and PolliNation podcast host, Andony Melathopolous, does a wonderful job assembling a diverse array of guests to talk all things pollinator. Aaron Anderson … Continue reading

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Garden Bee Webinar

In case you missed the webinar on our garden bee research, I’ve embedded the video, below. The entire webinar is about an hour. And, make sure to mark your calendars for Monday, October 22nd at 11am PST. Aaron Anderson will … Continue reading

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Upcoming Webinars Feature Garden Ecology Lab Research

If you are interested in hearing more about our research, please consider sitting in on one of the upcoming webinars we are presenting, as part of the Advanced Training Series for Master Gardeners, organized by OSU Extension Faculty Member, Brooke … Continue reading

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Urban Garden Soils Study Update

It has been a busy summer in the Garden Ecology Lab! Mykl Nelson successfully defended his thesis on urban garden soils, and graduated with a M.S. in Horticulture this past June. Gail, Aaron, and Mykl all shared their research results … Continue reading

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Urban Soils Update, May 2018

Urban agriculture has received a lot of attention over the past decade, as more folks are looking to localize their food supply, reduce food miles, and/or exert greater control over their food. Urban agriculture, however, brings a distinct set of … Continue reading

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Garden Ecology Lab News, January 2018

It’s been a busy month in the Garden Ecology Lab. Gail’s manuscript on bees in home and community gardens has been published in Acta Hort. Briefly, the results of this literature review are that: 213 species of bee have been collected … Continue reading

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Lab News: Garden Ecology Lab featured on PolliNation Podcast

Dr. Andony Melathopolous hosted us on his fabulous PolliNation podcast. Listen to the episode, where we talk about the importance of gardens to native bees, our current research, and some key questions that remain to be answered regarding gardening for … Continue reading

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