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Carla Hetzel '00

"For horticulture students, it’s definitely a good classroom to learn on your own."

— Carla Hetzel, MPS Fellow Class of '00

Glenn Bucien

"I think one of the most important things we do here is promote interaction between people and plants, as well as teach people to respect that interaction."

— Glenn Bucien, Gardener, Pounder and Peony

Keelin Purcell

"I see Cornell Plantations as having a quiet, yet growing presence on campus."

— Keelin Purcell, Class of '07, Student Employee 2004-2007

Don Rakow

"Plantations serves as a set of outdoor classrooms that enhances the quality of instruction at Cornell."

— Don Rakow, Elizabeth Newman Wilds Director of Cornell Plantations

Don Rakow

"Cornell Plantations is a very exciting and dynamic organization that provides a multitude of opportunities for different groups of people to learn about the importance of plants in their lives, to have experiences that enrich their lives."

— Don Rakow, Elizabeth Newman Wilds Director of Cornell Plantations

Debbie Lada '05

"Plantations has tremendous value as a connection between the university and people outside the university. "

— Debbie Lada, Class of '05, Botanical Collections Intern 2004

Krissy Faust

"The community feels really attached to Plantations. They feel like it’s their backyard."

Pam Shade

"Cornell Plantations is an outdoor museum that is very dynamic in nature because of the influences of the seasons, the weather, the plants themselves, the gardeners, the visitors, and the wildlife."

— Pam Shade, Gardener, Herb Garden

Monika Roth

"Plantations is definitely a horticultural resource to the campus, to the community—one that we all can enjoy."

— Monika Roth, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Education Committee

Monika Roth

"Plantations is the open space of the university so it really is an asset on lots of levels—from just getting out and taking a walk, to learning about plants."

— Monika Roth, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Education Committee

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