Landscapes, Gardens and Urban Food Production

Improving our environment…..Feeding our neighbors…..Beautifying our world

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Education

Undergraduate

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Faculty Interest and Expertise

  • Lopez, Roberto
  • Assistant Professor
  • Controlled environment specialty crop production; Lighting applications for greenhouses and indoor vertical production; light-emitting diodes; young plant propagation.
  • 517-353-0342
  • Runkle, Erik
  • Professor
  • Lighting applications for greenhouses and controlled environments; light-emitting diodes; greenhouse energy conservation; crop production in controlled environments
  • (517) 353-0350

Facilities

Horticulture Teaching and Research Center

3291 College Road Holt, Michigan 48842

chasew@msu.edu

The 180 acre HTRC is located just south of campus in Holt, Michigan. The center meets the needs of field labs for outdoor classrooms as well as basic research.

Horticulture Teaching Greenhouses

1066 Bogue St East Lansing, MI 48824

These glass greenhouses are used primarily for teaching horticulture production classes.

Plant Science Greenhouses

1059 Farm Ln East Lansing, MI 48824

Located near the corner of Farm Ln and Wilson Rd, the Plant Science Greenhouses are utilized by Horticulture faculty, as well as other departments for plant science research.

Student Organic Farm

3291 College Rd. Holt, MI 48842

msufarm@msu.edu

The SOF is a 10-acre certified organic teaching and research farm that is also a working production farm.

The Plant Biotechnology Resource and Outreach Center

1066 Bogue St East Lansing, MI 48824

The PBROC is dedicated to the safe deployment of plant biotechnological advancements to Michigan and the world.

Internships and Careers

Our graduates are are in demand by employers in a range of fields including:

  • Landscape design, installation and maintenance
  • Nurseries, greenhouses, and garden centers
  • Public gardens and arboreta
  • Local, state and Federal government
  • Universities and research institutes

See our Internships and Jobs page for more details on who hires our graduates.

Other Educational Opportunities and Resources

Information for Producers and Public

Arboriculture Society of Michigan

Michigan Christmas Tree Association

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association

Michigan Green Industry Association

MSU Eviro-Weather

MSU Extension Floriculture

MSU Extension Lawn and Garden

MSU Extension Nursery and Christmas trees

MSU Plant Diagnostics Lab

Information for Students

MSU Student Horticulture Association

National Collegiate Landscape Competition Career days

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