As the Ambler Arboretum’s new Horticulture Technician, Michelle Lapp performs a wide range of general garden maintenance and works with interns, volunteers and student workers on projects and gardening activities focusing on the gardens of Ambler Arboretum.
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On Wednesday, March 27, Dr. Chantel White will present “Plants with a Past: Botanical Archeology,” for the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University’s 2nd Annual Celebration of Women in Horticulture. Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the lecture beginning at 7 p.m. in the Ambler Campus Learning Center Auditorium.
With a continued commitment to determining new and better ways to care for the campus’ tree collection, Temple University Ambler, home to the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University, has been awarded a “Tree Campus USA” designation by the Arbor Day Foundation in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017. The Arbor Day Foundation recently announced the campus has also received the recognition for 2018.
At EarthFest 2019 on Friday, April 26, visitors will be taken on an “Aquaponics Adventure” thanks to a collaboration between six organizations and schools, including the Temple University Ambler Aquaponics lab, to share a diversity of projects and activities being undertaken throughout the region.
Civil Engineering students have been involved in not one but three hands-on projects throughout the spring semester at Temple Ambler, which resulted in the creation of a concrete canoe, a 23-foot-long steel bridge and ongoing work on the green wall.
Temple University Horticulture major Autumn Ayers’ approach to plants might be a little different from many horticulturists. Rather than propagation or cultivation, Ayers is more interested in identification and sussing out the story the plants have to tell about where they are growing, when and how they were planted and how the gardens in which they thrive came into being.
Like many college students, Lindsay Washington’s journey didn’t start with the goal of getting her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Temple. She didn’t have to look far for inspiration.
It is the extremely rare student that comes to Temple University Ambler via Norway. Landscape Architecture senior Hanne Nilsberg is, fortunately, one of those rarities.
High on the wall of the Landscape Architecture Junior Design Studio, two sentences have been immortalized. “The work is hard. Do the work.” It’s a call to action that has certainly resonated with Landscape Architecture graduate Grace Manning, 23, of Hatboro, PA.
Temple University Psychology graduate Tess DeVos has been a problem solver her whole life. With a stellar 3.95 GPA, DeVos said she initially planned to become a school psychologist when she graduated from Temple. Her sights, however, are now set on social work within secondary education.