The UVM Horticulture Research and Education Center (HREC), also known as the “Hort Farm,” is the primary field laboratory site for applied teaching, research, and outreach activities on agronomic and horticultural crops. Education and research are conducted by CALS and Extension faculty and staff. Purchased in 1952, the 97-acre Hort Farm is the home of Catamount Educational Farm (a fruit and vegetable production farm), as well as being used for agricultural research and instruction of UVM classes. The farm is also used by professional plant organizations and gardening groups. For over 50 years, University horticulturists have been testing new and unusual plants for their adaptation to the Vermont environment, especially to our cold winters. In addition, the HREC hosts collections of ornamental plants of significance to the green industry, including legacy plantings of crabapples, rhododendrons and azaleas, flowering shrubs, shade trees, lilacs, and ferns.
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Last modified February 01 2016 02:43 PM