Posts tagged with: "Agroecology"

FIU, Walmart Foundation to help farmers respond to changing climate

FIU, Walmart Foundation to help farmers respond to changing climate

FIU is working to help build stronger agricultural systems in the face of climate change. Florida is the nation’s largest […]

Student environmentalist urges: Don’t trash your apple cores, banana peels and cafecito grounds!

Student environmentalist urges: Don’t trash your apple cores, banana peels and cafecito grounds!

Starting a compost pile helps save the planet Ugo Angeletti likes to get his hands on the grimy stuff. The […]

How to take care of holiday poinsettias

How to take care of holiday poinsettias

Nothing can spread holiday cheer quite like a vibrant and festive poinsettia. Poinsettias grown by students in FIU’s Agroecology Program […]

dramatic sunset on the sky and coal power plant factory

Tax to slow down greenhouse gas emissions gains support

As part of an op-ed series, FIU News shares the expertise and diverse perspectives of members of the university community. In […]

Sean Brown

My internship at the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Name: Sean Brown Hometown: Miami, Fla. Major: Sustainability and the Environment with a certificate in Agroecology Where did you intern? At the […]

Students from Kinloch Park Middle School and volunteers unveil the new Urban K Garden at a ribbon cutting event at the school.

Cultivating hope in Little Havana

Growing up in an underserved community, David Riera learned about the power of gardening. Now he wants teens to reap […]

Fulbright Fellows from FIU ready to tackle global challenges.

Fulbright Fellows tackle international concerns

Jennifer Gil-Acevedo and Hector Peguero are both from Puerto Rico. They both decided to pursue degrees at FIU. And they […]

Tree preservation plan helped campus landscaping survive Hurricane Irma

Tree preservation plan helped campus landscaping survive Hurricane Irma

FIU is on its way to making a full recovery following Hurricane Irma, starting with reviving the beauty of campus […]

FIU Paris Agreement experts

FIU Paris Agreement experts

President Trump has announced that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Agreement. The landmark climate accord looks to […]

Student club fosters passion for gardening

Student club fosters passion for gardening

  By Joel Delgado ’12 MS ’17  Alana Rodriguez’s story is a familiar one. She moved to New York after […]

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Student-grown poinsettias for sale this holiday season

Student-grown poinsettias for sale this holiday season

Updated Dec. 7, 2017: The annual poinsettia sale will take place Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 2 […]

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 […]