After California Wildfires, Southern Plant Species Are on the Rise

University of California, Davis August 10, 2015 As California wildfires burn tree canopies and forest floors, the plants that are recolonizing the burned understory are increasingly those found in more southern areas of the West, according to a study from the University of California, Davis. “The plants we’re finding underneath our forests are becoming more…

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Erin Hsu: Shinoda and California Floral Council Scholarships

August 12, 2015 Erin Hsu, a junior majoring in Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry, with an emphasis in floriculture, recently received two horticulture scholarships ($3,500) — a Shinoda Foundation Scholarship and a California Floral Council Scholarship (for California residents). The scholarships are awarded based on academic achievements, work experience, and career goals. Hsu is from…

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James Cubbage: Staff Assembly

August 12, 2015 James Cubbage, web developer for the department, has been re-elected to the UC Davis Staff Assembly Executive Committee, serving this next term as Secretary. Cubbage has worked with Staff Assembly for 10 years, serving in various capacities on the executive committee and the board, including vice chair. Staff Assembly welcomes feedback about…

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How the Mechanical Tomato Harvester Prompted the Food Movement

[UC Davis alumna Ildi Carlisle-Cummins writes about the evolution of California’s food movement.] From Ketchup to California Cuisine: How the Mechanical Tomato Harvester Prompted Today’s Food Movement by Ildi Carlisle-Cummins July 15, 2015 reprinted from Civil Eats (with permission) When you think of California cuisine, do you imagine baby lettuces doused in olive oil, and…

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