Posts tagged with: "Agroecology"

Student club fosters passion for gardening

Student club fosters passion for gardening

  Alana Rodriguez’s story is a familiar one. She moved to New York after high school to study psychology and […]

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Student-grown poinsettias for sale this holiday season

Student-grown poinsettias for sale this holiday season

Decorating for the holidays? Need a host gift for a party? Consider giving back to FIU at the same time […]

FIYou: Stephany Alvarez-Ventura

FIYou: Stephany Alvarez-Ventura

Name: Stephany Alvarez-Ventura Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Job Title/Department: Program Manager for the School of Environment, Arts, and Society (SEAS) in […]

Cultivating success: FIU supports growing community of military veterans, minorities interested in farming business

Cultivating success: FIU supports growing community of military veterans, minorities interested in farming business

By Evelyn Perez and Alexandra Pecharich For more than 10 years, Garfield Jarrett proudly wore the uniform of a U.S. […]

A passion for agroecology: Alumna finds calling in environmental studies

A passion for agroecology: Alumna finds calling in environmental studies

Stephany Alvarez-Ventura MS ’11, a once-aspiring banker, now spends her days among honeybees and organic gardens. The Dominican Republic native […]

Dr. Heithaus goes to Washington

Dr. Heithaus goes to Washington

D.C. Weekly Update: As Congress passed a continuing resolution funding the government until Dec. 11, FIU’s research was center stage at […]

Garfield Jarrett installs fencing in his farm operation in the Redlands, Fla. where he hopes to grow a variety of tropical crops.

Farming program cultivates new opportunities for veterans

Garfield Jarrett MSW ’14 has found therapy in farming through the FIU Veteran and Small Farmers Outreach Program. The U.S. […]

Global citizens in action: FIU turns out Peace Corps volunteers ready to save the world

Global citizens in action: FIU turns out Peace Corps volunteers ready to save the world

From Morocco to the Philippines, FIU graduates have served the Peace Corps in more than 60 countries around the world, […]

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Miles Medina built six aqaponics systems in the FIU Organic Garden where he studied the effects of different feeds on aquaponic cultivation.

Alumnus finds solutions for food insecurity through aquaponics

During a routine stop at the grocery store, Miles Medina MS ’14 had a random thought. Why couldn’t the store […]

Participants of the USDA's 2014 Agricultural Outlook Forum pose with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.

Students explore diversity of agriculture at USDA forum

FIU students Randy Juste and Christian Gonzalez were two of only 30 university students from diverse fields of study selected […]

Danielle Goveia conducts research in a lab.

Lead contamination research leads to safer soil in Liberty City

A recent student research project has led to safer soil in Liberty City. Danielle Goveia has long been concerned with […]

Students celebrate launch of aquaponics lab at Miami Northwestern Senior High School

Students celebrate launch of aquaponics lab at Miami Northwestern Senior High School

One year ago, Brandon Allen, a senior at Miami Northwestern Senior High School, did not know what he wanted to […]

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Researcher finds answers to food security with honeybees

Researcher finds answers to food security with honeybees

Stephany Alvarez-Ventura ’09, MS ’11 is finding answers to food security by studying honeybees. Colony collapse disorder, a serious issue in […]

Kindergarteners learn about food systems at FIU’s Organic Garden

Kindergarteners learn about food systems at FIU’s Organic Garden

The Agroecology Program, in the Department of Earth and Environment, hosted 160 kindergarteners from Coral Park Elementary on Friday, Jan. […]

Time to plant that winter garden: Agroecology students show how to propagate plants

FIU News recently caught up with agroecology students Nall Moonilall and Carin Luna at the organic garden on the Modesto […]