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Michael Barnes '06

"The Wildflower Garden is one of my favorite areas. The skunk cabbage down by the creek always gives me hope in the spring, because it melts the snow away even when everything else looks like it’s not growing."

— Michael Barnes, MPS Fellow Class of '06

Julie Warsowe '02

"I now feel inspired to do my best and to give back to the public garden world."

— Julie Warsowe, MPS Fellow Class of '02

Julie Warsowe '02

"I loved being able to learn full time—what an incredible luxury not to have other commitments! "

— Julie Warsowe, MPS Fellow Class of '02

Julie Warsowe '02

"Both Cornell University and Cornell Plantations are respected institutions; I knew that a degree from this program would open doors for me."

— Julie Warsowe, MPS Fellow Class of '02

Don Rakow

"By sending very well trained, experienced young people out into professional positions in the public garden field, our MPS program provides for the future leadership of our field."

— Don Rakow, Elizabeth Newman Wilds Director of Cornell Plantations

Jenny Evans '04

"The MPS program offers the opportunity to gain specific coursework related to public gardens and plants, but also the flexibility to choose from other course offerings at Cornell. There’s really not any other program like it in the country. "

— Jenny Evans, MPS Fellow Class of 2004

Michael Barnes '06

"The MPS Program provides an extraordinary opportunity to attend a wonderful university that can train you to do anything that you want."

— Michael Barnes, MPS Fellow Class of '06

Michael Barnes '06

"The MPS Program offers the prestige of Cornell, along with the opportunity to learn about, and become a leader at a public garden."

— Michael Barnes, MPS Fellow Class of '06

John Manion '07

"I found it very exciting to be part of this new graduate program that is still in its formative stages."

— John Manion, MPS Fellow Class of '07

John Manion '07

"What better place to study public garden leadership than one of the greatest public gardens in the United States?"

— John Manion, MPS Fellow Class of '07

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