New Course: Intro. to Microbial Community Analysis

Drs. Brian Badgley, David Haak (SPES), Lisa Belden, and Frank Aylward (BIOL) are offering a new, broad-based soils course for those that have had little exposure to the belowground world.  If you are interested in…

Do you need to characterize the impact of the microbial communities in your study system? Do you already have sequence data describing microbial communities that you need to process? Are you curious about the current state of the science for studying microbiomes?

Faculty from the School of Plant and Environmental ...

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IGC Seminar Reflection Series: Fellows in Doubt, by Kristen Bretz and Camilo Alfonso

Fellows in Doubt

A sense of gloom and frustration clung to the air along with the late lingering Virginia humidity as the first year IGC fellows met for their weekly seminar on September 24 to discuss denialism and the Merchants of Doubt, the film based on the Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway book of the same name. 

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Biweekly Update – October 24, 2018

New Announcements:

  1. VCE Master Gardener Program 2018 Webinar Series
  2. Horticultural Horizons – Chesterfiled County, VA – April 30, 2019
  3. Master Gardener Training Info Session dates & locations
  • October 26, Albemarle County Building, 12-1 pm
  • October 31, Northside Library in Charlottesville, VA, 12-1 pm
  • Application: link
  • Contact: Scott Boven (434) 872-4581, sboven@vt.edu
  1. Pollinator Survey with Oregon State Univeristy
  2. Application for 2019 Master Gardener Training – Washington, VA

October Announcements:

  1. Central Shenandoah Valley Garden Symposium: “Going Native” – Weyers Cave, VA – October 27, ...
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Changing climate forces desperate Guatemalans to migrate

Eduardo Méndez López lifts his gaze to the sky, hoping to see clouds laden with rain.

After months of subsisting almost exclusively on plain corn tortillas and salt, his eyes and cheeks appear sunken in, his skin stretched thin over bone. The majority of his neighbors look the same.

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Biweekly Update – October 4, 2018

New Announcements:

  1. Piedmont Mast Gardeners Association Sale – Charlottesville, VA – October 13, 2018
  2. Upcoming ANR programs – Halifax, VA – October, 2018
  3. VCE Master Gardener Program 2018 Webinar Series
  4. Save the Date: EcoSavvy Symposium – February 16, 2019 – Registration will open in early December Balancing Form and Function in the Garden: How to Meld Beautiful and Sustainable Natives with Favorites from Around the World
  1. Interested in judging at fairs and festivals?
  2. 2018 Arlington / Alexandria Urban Agriculture Symposium – ...
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People Need Lakes and Lakes Need People

After Hurricane Florence hit the southeast coast last month, Claytor Lake, hundreds of miles away in southwestern Virginia, took a hit.  More than fifteen tons of debris ended up in the lake – everything from the usual ‘flotsam and jetsam’ to at least one toilet, a mannequin, and an empty boat.

This part of Virginia is not home to very many lakes, and ...

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Bill Gates launches effort to help the world adapt to climate change

In Bangladesh, low-lying and vulnerable to yearly flooding, farmers are shifting from raising chickens to raising ducks. Ducks can swim.

In the Philippines, where half the mangrove forests have been lost to development, biologists are replanting the trees to recreate nature’s protective coastal shield against deadly typhoons. The gnarled tangle of mangrove roots slows the movement of ...

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