UGA Chew Crew to expand into Driftmier Woods

Gaby Pierre, right, a student from Kingston, Jamaica, feeds Chew Crew goat Junior while Corey Klaw, an environmental engineering major from Columbus looks on. (Credit: Mickey Montevideo/UGA)   Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia’s Chew Crew goats will be expanding their chewing into Driftmier Woods-a degraded patch of old-growth forest near UGA’s Driftmier Engineering Center. The small herd of eight to […]

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CED’s Sarah Ross and Wormsloe receive Esri Special Achievement in GIS Award

Tommy Jordan, left, associate director of the UGA Center for Geospatial Research, and Sarah Ross, right, director of the Wormsloe Institute for Environmental History, pose with Esri founder Jack Dangermond after receiving the Esri Special Achievement in GIS Award. Spanish moss sways slowly in the humid breeze on an average day at Wormsloe. Sarah Ross spends most of her working […]

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MLA graduate aims to restore canebreaks in Georgia.

Thomas Peters of Athens wants to raise some cane — by bringing back canebrakes in Georgia and elsewhere in the South. As almost any rural Southerner knows, canebrakes are dense stands of river cane, North America’s only native bamboo species. “I want to do everything I can to restore canebrakes in Georgia,” said Peters, who has a masters degree in […]

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UGA CED alumna, Katherine Bridges, is transforming landscapes in New York.

Alumna Katherine Bridges, who received her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree in 1977, proudly represents the University of Georgia and the College of Environment and Design in the Big Apple. As landscape architect for the New York City Parks and Recreation Department, a position she has held since 1989, Bridges has overseen landscape design projects in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn […]

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McDowell awarded grant for “creative place-making.”

CED’s Chris McDowell (Materials Reuse Program) and doctoral student Kira Hegeman (Lamar Dodd School of Art) have been awarded an Arts in Community grant from the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission, the volunteer agency that administers AthensClarke County’s public art program. Their project will be the construction of a communal oven and shelter in the Pinewood Estates North mobile home park on U.S. Highway 29 North, a community populated largely by […]

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CED awarded partnership grant to continue work with Chew Crew

The College of Environment and Design, in partnership with the College of Engineering and the Office of Sustainability, will use a grant from the Ford Motor Company Fund to continue a two-year effort to remove invasive vegetation using prescribed grazing with the help of one of humankind’s oldest species of domesticated livestock—goats. Read the full story HERE.

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Design Intelligence ranks UGA #1 in Sustainable Design Practice

The University of Georgia’s College of Environment & Design has just been ranked number one in the nation for Landscape Architecture Sustainable Design Practices and Principles, according to Design Intelligence magazine. The announcement was made in the organization’s most recent issue, America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools. The publication also recognizes UGA-CED with three other top-five rankings. These include skills assessment categories in […]

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