1. UW-Madison horticulturalists help sow seeds of community in northern Wisconsin

    CALS horticulturalists help sow seeds of community in northern Wisconsin

    Just as some seeds yield tomatoes, carrots and lettuce, others grow community and partnership. In a greenhouse in the northern Wisconsin town of Park Falls, all of those seeds are taking root with the help of UW-Madison’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) horticulture graduate student Michael Geiger, horticulture professor Sara Patterson and a […]

  2. UW-Milwaukee’s green roofs provide important habitat for bees

    Research done by Conservation and Environmental Science majors Amanda Pastirik, left, and Meghan Wersel shows UWM’s green roofs provide important habitat for bees. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    UWM was abuzz this summer – especially on campus roofs. That’s where Conservation and Environmental Science majors Amanda Pastirik and Meghan Wersel spent much of their break, laying the groundwork for a long-term research project on the presence of pollinators – specifically honeybees and bumblebees – on the university’s green roofs. “There’s a lot of […]

  3. UW-Stout engineering a solution: National grant to track outcomes of Nicaraguan village project

    UW-Stout student Trevor Sobtzak, left, takes GPS coordinates outside a home in Las Macias as Marling Garcia, center, and Anyel Garcia watch.

    Menomonie, Wis. — In Las Macias, Nicaragua, fresh water isn’t taken for granted. Each day, women and girls walk a half-mile or more one way on a steep, rocky path to a well and return home balancing five-gallon buckets of the precious resource on their heads. They make the trip seven to 10 times a […]

  4. Learning by growing: Students dig into sustainability at UW-Sprout Campus Garden

    The UW-Sprout CSA Campus Garden is photographed Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Pictured is Brianna Shea, a environmental science sophomore from Hartford, WI, harvesting parsley. (UW-Stout photo by Brett T. Roseman)

    Menomonie, Wis. — On a recent summer morning, sun shining, University of Wisconsin-Stout students picked cucumbers, patty pan summer squash, dragon tongue bush beans, parsley and other items from a well-tended row garden on north campus. After washing the vegetables and herbs in basins filled with water, three students loaded the day’s bounty into coolers, […]

  5. Profile of UW-River Falls First-Generation Student: Matt Pechacek

    Profile of UW-River Falls First-Generation Student: Matt Pechacek

    Matt Pechacek is a first-generation student at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

  6. Interviews with UW-River Falls team conducting bee research

    UW-River Falls Biology Professors Brad and Kim Mogen lead a team of students in many projects studying various aspects of bees over the course of the summer.

  7. UW-Milwaukee provides a tasty treat for fish-eating zoo animals: live prey

    A bear at the Milwaukee County Zoo dines on fish raised by aquaculture researchers at UWM. (UWM Photo by Derek Rickert)

    Fred Binkowski raises tens of thousands of yellow perch each year in a lab at UW-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences, as he researches ways to improve methods of raising fish, called aquaculture. Binkowski has been hugely successful in figuring out how to make aquaculture more profitable and sustainable. But the fish he raises also are […]

  8. UW-River Falls testing a regional sustainable beekeeping model

    Honey Collection

    Researchers in the Biology Department at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls recently received funding from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection to test a honey bee management strategy targeted towards maintaining and increasing the number of non-migratory Wisconsin beekeepers. Wisconsin beekeepers produce almost 4.5 million pounds of honey with an estimated value […]

  9. UW-Stout provides help for struggling hives: Honeybees’ cells may offer clues to die-off

    bees and UW Stout logo

    Menomonie, Wis. — By day Jim Burritt is an associate professor of biology at University of Wisconsin-Stout. By early morning, evening and weekends, he’s a beekeeper. Burritt started beekeeping as a high school student in Colorado in the 1970s, and today he and his wife maintain several honeybee colonies at their home in rural Dunn […]

  10. Local landowners assist UW-Platteville tree ring research

    tree age measuring instruments

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — In less than two weeks, more than 120 land owners across the state have contacted Sara Allen, lab manager and research associate of the Tree-Ring, Earth and Environmental Sciences Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, to volunteer their burr oaks for her research in reconstructing patterns of drought in Southwest Wisconsin over […]