Mark Starrett

I want my students to become familiar with the importance of plants in society, past and present, to understand how they function and why they are important to people everywhere. My students engage with broad concepts  utilizing a practical and applied approach to course material whenever possible.


Associations and Affiliations

Faculty sponsor for two Student Government Association Clubs (SGA)

Beekeepers Club

The UVM Beekeepers are establishing a community for those interested in all aspects of bees and beekeeping. Just two years old, we are one of the largest clubs at UVM!

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Horticulture Club :

Founded in 1997 to bring together students interested in horticulture so that they may increase knowledge for themselves and others in the community.

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Find us on Instagram: @uvmhortclub

Associate Professor Mark Starrett

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Horticulture, Plant Propagation, Woody Ornamentals


  • Ph.D. North Carolina State Univ., Dept. of Horticultural Science 1996
  • M.S. North Carolina State Univ., Dept. of Horticultural Science 1992
  • B.S. University of Delaware, Dept. of Plant and Soil Science 1987


  • (802) 656-0467
Office Location:

215 Jeffords Hall

Office Hours:

By appointment

Courses Taught

Home and Garden Horticulture PSS 010

Woody Landscape Plants PSS 125

Commercial Plant Propagation PSS 138