Category Archives: Horticulture

Field Notes: Growing a Brighter Future

Honors horticulture student Olivia Caillouet traveled to Africa last summer to take part in Global Community Development in Mozambique. (Check out our video on the program.) This UA faculty-led service learning program  focuses on New Horizons, a poultry farm on a … Continue reading

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On WWOOFing, Beekeeping & (Sweet!) Blackberries: 5 Questions for Olivia Caillouet

Olivia Caillouet, an honors horticulture junior from Little Rock, believes that “there’s only so much you can learn in a textbook – you have to get out and complete it with hand’s on learning.” She’s gotten her hands deep in … Continue reading

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Sweet Satisfaction: Honors Student Research on Blackberries is the First of its Kind

Honors horticulture student Olivia Hines has a passion for blackberries, and she’s not just eating them – she’s testing them. Working alongside the University of Arkansas’ blackberry breeding program, a world leader in the development of fresh-market blackberry varieties, Olivia … Continue reading

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On Campus: First Harvest

Honors College pre-med student Emily Crossfield has led the cross-campus effort to site and plant a community garden on campus. On June 7, Emmy and Jonathan McArthur, a horticulture major who is managing volunteer labor in the garden this summer, … Continue reading

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Advice: Ants!

Don’t know about you, but we’ve been inundated by sugar ants this year.  I called our resident ant expert, honors horticulture major Joe O’Neill, for advice. In particular, I wanted to know if there’s a kinder, gentler way to persuade the … Continue reading

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Field Notes: Joseph O’Neill/Ashley Dowling, honors faculty mentor

Joseph O’Neill has been interested in ants since he was very young. “Of all insects, ants are my favorite,” he said during a recent interview with KUAF 91.3 FM news director Kyle Kellams. “They build complex societies with division of … Continue reading

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