Horticulture + Health: an Interview with Dr. Andrea Faber Taylor

by Sandra Bjerga, RORG Student Team I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Andrea Faber Taylor about her background with horticulture, how she incorporates RORG service learning into her classes, and her research with nature and children. A little about her:Dr. Faber Taylor is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Crop Sciences whoContinue reading “Horticulture + Health: an Interview with Dr. Andrea Faber Taylor”

MULCH MADNESS 2021: Hold onto your gardening hats, sports fans!

Last year, following the cancellation of the 2020 NCAA Basketball tournament, the team started our own version: MULCH MADNESS. We’re excited to announce the return of the tournament this year! This competition involves 28 flowering native plants found in the Red Oak Rain Garden battling it out to find out who will make it toContinue reading “MULCH MADNESS 2021: Hold onto your gardening hats, sports fans!”

Winter Wildlife: Identifying Animal Tracks

By Guest blogger Peggy Doty, Energy and Environmental Stewardship Educator, Illinois Extension Winter brings a unique opportunity to view wildlife in the Red Oak Rain Garden from a different perspective. Although animals move around the garden all the time, you might not notice them. In winter, from a human perspective, everything seems frozen and inactive,Continue reading “Winter Wildlife: Identifying Animal Tracks”