Mr. Luis Alfonzo, horticulturist at the University of Maryland, is the recipient of the 2017-2018 University Systems of Maryland Board of Regents Staff Award in the Category of Extraordinary Public Service to the University or the Greater Community – Exempt.
Students who ponder around the Reiley Garden or walk by the Arboretum Outreach Center on their way to class have noticed an interesting cob structure standing between a small pollinator garden and the Reiley Garden, with some new neighbors living in the wall.
Many studies cite the importance of being part of the natural world around us. Regardless of the type of activity, whether it's hands-on gardening, digging in the dirt, taking a walk or a hike, camping, or just quietly experiencing nature, it can lower blood pressure, relieve stress, and encourage connections.
Today is National Arbor Day and to note this important day, we share the words of Arbor Day Foundation President Dan Lambe.
If you parked in Lot 6, or noticed the construction behind Oakland Hall along Hwy 193, you may have seen our Campus Creek restoration in progress this past fall. Read on for more information about this important project from our campus Stormwater Manager and Maintenance Inspector, Michael Carmichael.
In a new collaborative study out of UMD and Cornell University, researchers find that as little as 10 minutes of leisure time experiencing nature can measurably improve your mental health and wellbeing.
The University of Maryland was honored with the 2019 Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management—an honor that has been bestowed to the UMD Arboretum for twelve consecutive years. The university is one of only 25 institutions nationally who can claim this impressive distinction.