Hortline Message

Richard Jauron and Hortline are retiring, effective October 1, 2020. We know this will be disappointing news for our many loyal clients, however, a wealth of information has been assembled and is available to help with all of your horticulture questions. Resources can be found at At this site you will find: – An…

Dr. Cindy Haynes presented CALS Spring Teaching Innovation Award

Congratulations to Cindy Haynes, Associate Professor in Horticulture, who was presented one of the 2020 CALS Spring Teaching Innovation Awards. The provost’s office presented the award to 36 faculty who “went above and beyond” to modify courses and pedagogy last spring, ultimately achieving strong learning outcomes.

Dr. Kathleen Delate Leads First VIrtual Organic Field Day

Dr. Kathleen Delate, Professor in Horticulture and Agronomy provides an update on the derecho damage, drought and COVID-19   Field Day: Press release:

Food Banks

As part of Hunger Action Month: the Organic Ag Lab donated 200 pounds of fresh, organic green peppers to the Food at First food pantry and free meal program: (photo shows Henry Franzen, Megan Moore, ISU, and Dan of Food at First), which will go into meals to feed those in need in…


Horticulture Club will be having a Mum plant sale on Thursday, September 3, on the south Library lawn, and Friday, September 4th, on Curtiss Hall’s east lawn 8:30am-3:00pm both days. We will not be having a Poinsettia Sale this year due to the shortened semester, so this is our sale for this semester. Thank you…

Costa Rica

STUDY ABROAD in COAST RICA – Wednesday, March 10, 2021 to Friday, March 19, 2021

Caryn Dawson Wins Horticulture Scholarship

Caryn Dawson, of Palmer, Iowa is a 2020-2021 National Garden Club Scholarship Award winner. The $4,000 scholarship is one of 43 national awards available for Jr, Sr, or Grad students. Dawson is a Senior at Iowa State University majoring in Global Resource Systems & Horticulture with minors in Animal Science & Spanish. In addition to…

Horticulture Student Designs Landscape for ISU Sculpture Garden

Ellen Sattler, senior in horticulture and English, is a University Museums intern assigned to the Elizabeth and Byron Anderson Sculpture Garden surrounding Morrill Hall. During spring semester she researched and selected plants and determined their location. Sattler will spend part of her summer weeding, watering and pruning in the garden. More

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