Popular heirloom plant sale is back at UWGB | WLUK

GREEN BAY (WLUK) – Buy plants, fund research!The annual heirloom plant sale is back at UW-Green Bay. The sale was canceled last year, due to the pandemic.FOX 11’s Emily Deem spoke with Karen Stahlheber, with UWGB, via Skype to talk about what people can expect this year.Click the video to watch the segmentNew this year – you can order online. Karen says online preorders will end on Tuesday, May 11.

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Wisconsin gardening: Here are 6 community plant sales this spring

1. University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Natural and Applied Sciences Heirloom Plant Sale: Offers 59 varieties of tomatoes and 41 varieties of peppers as well as vegetables, herbs, greens, melons, squash, sunflowers, zinnias, marigolds and some native pollinator-friendly plants. View the full list of 202 plants and descriptions at uwgb.edu/heirloom-plant-sale. Due to COVID-19, plants are ordered online and then picked up during scheduled times May 13-15. Payment will be at time of pickup; cash or check only. Masks will be required during pickup.Any plants that haven’t been pre-ordered will be sold at a sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 15 outside the Laboratory Sciences greenhouse.

Source: Wisconsin gardening: Here are 6 community plant sales this spring

Buzzworthy News: UW-Green Bay Designated ‘Bee Campus USA’ | Wisconsin Public Radio

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has been designated a campus affiliate of the Bee City USA program, a recognition given to schools and cities that make efforts to support bee populations.Awarded by the international nonprofit Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, the designation underscores UW-Green Bay’s work to conserve native pollinators and healthy ecosystems, said Amy Wolf, a professor of natural and applied sciences at UW-Green Bay and an expert on the state’s native pollinators.In Wisconsin, UW-Green Bay joins Northland College in Ashland, Lawrence University in Appleton and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point as Bee City USA campus affiliates.

Source: Buzzworthy News: UW-Green Bay Designated ‘Bee Campus USA’ | Wisconsin Public Radio

Buy plants, fund research – The Kohler Villager News

Green Bay, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Natural and Applied Sciences academic unit will be holding its annual Heirloom Plant Sale again this year in support of student research.The process will look a little different than in the past to ensure social distancing and the safety of the community due to the continued impacts of COVID-19, but the impressive selection of plants grown at the Green Bay Campus hasn’t changed. A new website (https://www.uwgb.edu/heirloom-plant-sale/) has an online shop for customers to place an order that can be picked up on Thursday, Friday or Saturday, May 13-15. Masks will be required for order pick-up.Payment will be at pick up (cash or check only). Questions about the ordering process can be submitted by e-mail at uwgbplantsale@uwgb.edu. There will still be an (outdoor) sale for browsing on Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside the Lab Sciences greenhouse, but only those plants that haven’t been pre-ordered will be available at that time. Thursday, April 22, 2021 is the first day for public ordering. Heirloom plants are unique and rare!

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Takane Ruby Buckwheat growing inside the Lab Sciences Greenhouse at UW-Green Bay.

Video and Photos: Heirloom Plant Sale 2021

Inside the Lab Sciences Greenhouse at UW-Green Bay, the Natural and Applied Sciences academic team is growing hundreds of heirloom plants and open-pollinated cultivars for gardeners for the upcoming annual Heirloom Plant Sale to support student research.

Heirloom plants are unique and rare! Gardeners will find:

  • 59 different varieties of tomatoes,
  • 41 varieties of peppers,
  • A variety of vegetables, herbs, and a collection of flowers.
  • Overall, there are 202 different heirloom plants and open-pollinated cultivars for gardeners.

To order, go to https://www.uwgb.edu/heirloom-plant-sale/

  • Scheduled pick-up times will be held on May 13, 14, and 15.
  • Payment will be at pick up (cash or check only).
  • Masks will be required for pick-up.

Video Transcript: Hi, I’m Karen Stahlheber. I’m an Assistant Professor of Biology and a member of the Natural and Applied Sciences Unit here at UW-Green Bay.

This year we’re holding our annual Heirloom Plant Sale to support student research and visiting scientists to give seminars at our institution. Heirlooms are a really unique and special kind of plant that gardeners can choose to grow in their garden. They have been passed down through generations and have been around for a really long time. The plants that we grow are among the most flavorful and exciting that you could pick.

This year we have around 200 different varieties of peppers, and tomatoes, flowers, herbs, and even a few native plants. We have a new website, where we’ll be collecting order information and you can browse all of the different kinds of plants that are available and reserve some for yourself, and select a date to come by and pick them up from us.

Click to advance slideshow or view the album on Flickr.

Heirloom Plant Sale 2021

– Video and Photos by Sue Pischke, Marketing and University Communication.

Professor Forsythe publishes paper on adult and larval fish assemblages of Green Bay

Prof. Patrick Forsythe (NAS), with help from eight recent graduates, co-authored this research paper was co-authored with eight recent graduates of the Environmental Science and Policy Graduate Program!! Abstract: Small tributaries of the Great Lakes serve as important habitat during critical life stages of many fish species, though temporal and spatial dynamics of the assemblage that uses these systems are seldom investigated. This study quantifies larval and adult fish assemblages captured by fyke net and light traps among small tributary mouths of Green Bay, Lake Michigan. Ten tributaries harbored a total of 45 species representing 17 families, with the most abundant including spottail shiner (Notropis hudsonius (Clinton, 1824)) in adult assemblages and white sucker (Catostomus commersonii (Lacepède, 1803)) in larval assemblages. Larval fish assemblage structures differed over five biweekly sampling events in May and June. Adult fish assemblage structures varied among tributaries but not among spring, summer, and fall samples. Larval and adult species assemblages at these river mouths are likely influenced by hydrology, habitat structure, and species-specific ecology. Water movement may transport larvae into river mouths, as larval assemblages were dominated by species that spawn in coastal habitats. Adult species richness varied with longitude, with the greatest diversity in tributaries on the west shore. This investigation of fish assemblages highlights the spatial and temporal variation that occurs in these systems and their role in shaping fish populations in Green Bay.

UW-Green Bay’s Heirloom Plant Sale is Back with Online Ordering Options

Gardeners will find peppers, tomatoes, flowers, herbs and more

Green Bay, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Natural and Applied Sciences academic unit will be holding its annual Heirloom Plant Sale again this year in support of student research.

The process will look a little different than in the past to ensure social distancing and the safety of the community due to the continued impacts of COVID-19, but the impressive selection of plants grown at the Green Bay Campus hasn’t changed. A new website (https://www.uwgb.edu/heirloom-plant-sale/) has an online shop for customers to place an order that can be picked up on Thursday, Friday or Saturday, May 13-15. Masks will be required for order pick-up.

Payment will be at pick up (cash or check only). Questions about the ordering process can be submitted by e-mail at uwgbplantsale@uwgb.edu. There will still be an (outdoor) sale for browsing on Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside the Lab Sciences greenhouse, but only those plants that haven’t been pre-ordered will be available at that time. Thursday, April 22, 2021 is the first day for public ordering.

Heirloom plants are unique and rare!
Unlike other vegetable sales, the UW-Green Bay sale features unique and rare heirloom varieties, held in part to introduce local gardeners to new varieties and protect agricultural biodiversity. Gardeners can dabble with “Bull Nose bell peppers, Tommy Toe tomatoes, or the Teddy Bear sunflower.”

This year the sale features 59 different varieties of tomatoes and 41 varieties of peppers from sweet to scorching hot. Also offered will be a variety of vegetables, herbs, several different basils, and a collection of flowers. Additional to the sale this year will be native flowering plants that will benefit pollinators and other beneficial insects (UW-Green Bay received official “Bee Campus USA” affiliate designation this spring). Overall, there will be 202 different heirloom and open-pollinated cultivars and varieties for gardeners. (Details are available at the website.)

The annual sale, sponsored by the Natural and Applied Sciences academic unit, began in 1997 with 300 plants for sale. Students benefit from the proceeds that are used to bring scientists and specialists to the University, and to support both student research projects and travel to conferences where students can present results of their research and meet scientists in their fields. Over the past few years this fund has supported research on the genetics of wild rice and invasive Phragmites, a study of local aquifer composition and water quality, a survey of the emerald ash borer on the Cofrin Arboretum, collection and analysis of microplastics in the Bay of Green Bay, migration ecology of Lake Whitefish, and development of a website to understand fish diversity in relation to aquatic invasive species.

Professor Steve Meyer to hold salsa fundraiser for scholarships
Additionally, Prof. Steve Meyer’s homemade salsa (mild, medium, and hot) makes its return at the “checkout stand.” Meyer makes 300+ pints of salsa each year with donated proceeds going directly to the Katie Hemauer Memorial Scholarship. Hemauer was an exceptional student, and Meyer was a friend and mentor. She passed away in November of 2005 in a tragic car accident, killed as the result of someone driving while intoxicated. Meyer established the scholarship in her memory in 2014 to support future generations of students who shared her curiosity of the natural environment and commitment to campus and community. Meyer’s salsa (mild, medium, and hot) will also be available at the “checkout stand” if you wish to pick some up and make a donation to the Katie Hemauer Memorial Scholarship.

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UW-Green Bay Designated ‘Bee City USA’ | Wisconsin Public Radio

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has been officially recognized as an ally in the fight to conserve native pollinators. We learn about what the “Bee City USA” designation means and hear about what steps we can take in our yards to help Wisconsin’s endangered species. Prof. Amy Wolf is the guest.

Source: UW-Green Bay Designated ‘Bee City USA’ | Wisconsin Public Radio

The Heirloom Plant Sale is back

UW-Green Bay Natural and Applied Sciences will be holding its annual Heirloom Plant Sale again this year in support of student research.

Steve Meyer’s salsa (mild, medium, and hot) will also be available at the “checkout stand” if you wish to pick some up and make a donation to the Katie Hemauer Memorial Scholarship.

The process will look a little different than in the past to ensure social distancing and the safety of the community due to the continued impacts of COVID-19, but the impressive selection of plants grown at the Green Bay Campus hasn’t changed.

The new website (https://www.uwgb.edu/heirloom-plant-sale/) has an online shop for you to place an order that you will pick up later. At checkout, we will collect some contact information from you and you will select your pick up time. Pick up times will be available on Thursday, May 13, Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15; and your plants will be ready to go for you. Be sure and print out your order (there is a handy print button) to keep a record for yourself. Payment will be at pick up (cash or check only).

The shop will be open only to those with a UWGB login for the first week, so act early, especially if you are looking for something specific! You will be prompted to login when you click on the shop link. If you have any questions about the ordering process please contact the sale committee directly at uwgbplantsale@uwgb.edu. There will still be an (outdoor) sale for browsing on Saturday, May 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside the Lab Sciences greenhouse, but only those plants that haven’t been pre-ordered will be available at that time.

Unlike other vegetable sales, the UW-Green Bay sale features unique and rare heirloom varieties. One of our goals is to introduce local gardeners to new varieties and protect agricultural biodiversity. Whether you just picked up gardening last year or you are a master gardener, we have something for you!

This year the sale features 59 different varieties of tomatoes and 41 varieties of peppers from sweet to scorching hot. We also have a variety of vegetables, herbs, several different basils, and a collection of flowers. This year, we are offering some native flowering plants that will benefit pollinators and other beneficial insects. Overall, we have 202 different heirloom and open-pollinated cultivars and varieties for you to try in your garden. You can read descriptions of the varieties in the shop (just click on Details for each one).

The annual sale, sponsored by the Natural and Applied Sciences academic unit, began in 1997 with 300 plants for sale. Students benefit from the proceeds that are used to bring in scientists and other speakers that students otherwise would not be able to meet, and to support student research projects as well as travel to conferences where they can present results of their research and meet scientists in their fields. Over the past 2-3 years this fund has supported research on the genetics of wild rice and invasive Phragmites, a study of local aquifer composition and water quality, a survey of the emerald ash borer on the Cofrin Arboretum, collection and analysis of microplastics in the Bay of Green Bay, migration ecology of Lake Whitefish, and development of a website to understand fish diversity in relation to aquatic invasive species. The funds also allow students to travel to scientific meetings and brought internationally recognized scholars to UW-Green Bay for our seminar series.