Landscapes, Gardens and Urban Food Production

Improving our environment…..Feeding our neighbors…..Beautifying our world

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Instructor teaching students how to properly install landscaping plants



Related Courses


Related Courses



  • Dr. Bridget K. Behe: Marketing of horticultural crops, both edible and ornamental
  • Dr. Art Cameron: Director of the MSU Horticulture Gardens, sustainable landscape design, urban horticulture
  • Dr. Bert Cregg: Physiology and management of trees in landscapes and nursery production
  • Marcus Duck
  • Dr. Tom Fernandez: Sustainability of wholesale production nurseries, water management and quality
  • Dr. Kristin Getter: Floriculture, Green Roofs
  • Susan Gruber: Undergraduate Advisor and Instructor
  • Dr. Roberto Lopez: Controlled environment specialty crop production; Lighting applications for greenhouses and indoor vertical production; light-emitting diodes; young plant propagation.
  • Dr. Brad Rowe: Green roof technology: plant evaluations, growing substrates, carbon sequestration, stormwater management, energy conservation.
  • Dr. Erik Runkle: Lighting applications for greenhouses and controlled environments; light-emitting diodes; greenhouse energy conservation; crop production in controlled environments
  • Dr. Robert Schutzki: Landscape horticulture; characterization of adaptive traits; plant physiological status during landscape establishment.


Internships and Careers

Our graduates are are in demand by employers in a range of fields including:

  • Landscape design, installation and maintenance
  • Nurseries, greenhouses, and garden centers
  • Public gardens and arboreta
  • Local, state and Federal government
  • Universities and research institutes

See our Internships and Jobs page for more details on who hires our graduates.

Other Educational Opportunities and Resources

Information for Producers and Public

Arboriculture Society of Michigan

Michigan Christmas Tree Association

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association

Michigan Green Industry Association

MSU Eviro-Weather

MSU Extension Floriculture

MSU Extension Lawn and Garden

MSU Extension Nursery and Christmas trees

MSU Plant Diagnostics Lab

Information for Students

MSU Student Horticulture Association

National Collegiate Landscape Competition Career days