News and Events

Urban Agriculture Survey

Do you grow vegetables in the Twin Cities? If so, please consider taking this 5 minute survey as a part of a study funded through the National Science Foundation that evaluates soil nutrient management practices of urban gardens and farms.  Click here to take our survey!

Urban Flower Field Opening Event!

Thanks to all who attended the Urban Flower Field opening on Saturday, July 8th! We had some awesome lemonade, rock painting, and great conversations with neighbors and some of our Stewardship Science students!

The Urban Flower Field is located at the corner of 10th Street and Robert Street, at Pedro Park in downtown St. Paul. If you couldn’t make it, go check out the field for yourself, or stay tuned to this page for future events.OpeningPosterUFFStone painting - from tentStone painting - paint cans 2

 Lifelong Learners featured in Newsroom

Adam Kay, one of the professors leading research this summer just wrapped up teaching a Global Agriculture course. They stopped by the Stewardship Garden one morning to check out how we are merging science and social stewardship, and we are happy they are getting visibility throughout all of campus! Read the whole article here.


Stewardship Science at National Meetings

Members of the Stewardship Science team will be presenting research at the Ecological Society of America meeting in Portland, Oregon, this August, and at the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry meeting in Minneapolis in November.

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  • Chip Small – “Are urban gardens a source of P pollution?”
  • Sara Osborne – “Measuring the fate of P lost through leachate from urban gardens”

Stewardship Garden Opening Event!

Our opening event for the 2017 season was a success! We had a great turnout, and a fantastic time sharing our research and swapping stories with friends, students, and neighbors!

If you couldn’t make it to this event, stay tuned to this page for more. We will be hosting events throughout the summer and would love to meet you!


Small receives National Science Foundation Early Career Grant

Dr. Chip Small received a five-year Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation to study the effects of urban agriculture expansion and climate change on nutrient recycling and loss in urban ecosystems.  The award supports junior faculty who undertake outstanding research, are committed to excellence in education and will be leaders in integrating education and research.  Check out coverage of our research program and the grant in Newsroom and CAS Spotlight.