Mr. Luis Alfonzo, horticulturist at the University of Maryland, is the recipient of the 2017-2018 University Systems of Maryland Board of Regents Staff Award in the Category of Extraordinary Public Service to the University or the Greater Community – Exempt.
Students who ponder around the Reiley Garden or walk by the Arboretum Outreach Center on their way to class have noticed an interesting cob structure standing between a small pollinator garden and the Reiley Garden, with some new neighbors living in the wall.
Many studies cite the importance of being part of the natural world around us. Regardless of the type of activity, whether it's hands-on gardening, digging in the dirt, taking a walk or a hike, camping, or just quietly experiencing nature, it can lower blood pressure, relieve stress, and encourage connections.
Today is National Arbor Day and to note this important day, we share the words of Arbor Day Foundation President Dan Lambe.
Calling all volunteers, students, staff, faculty, families, and friends! Good Neighbor Day registation is now open! Sign up to give back to our community while having fun in the sun with your friends!
Where are our Maryland pollinators spending the winter? Let's take a quick look at the overwintering habits of four different species of bees that are important pollinators for our food crops here in the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S.
We here at the UMD Arboretum and Botanical Garden are taking part in an initiative founded in 1999 called the Global Tree Campaign. The focus of this campaign is to protect and preserve native endangered trees, and of the several North American trees listed on the Global Tree Campaign website.
Fall may be seen as the “end of the season,” but it’s still a great time to think about planting a garden to benefit our pollinator friends.
On September 27, 1962, Rachel Carson's seminal book Silent Spring was published, inspiring a monumental environmental movement and necessitating a closer scrutiny of pesticide use in the United States.