Pi Alpha Xi, The National Horticulture Honor Society

Pi Alpha Xi, The National Horticulture Honor Society Pi Alpha Xi was established to foster good fellowship among students, educators and professional horticulturists.
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This is why we love horticulture.
05/16/2019

This is why we love horticulture.

Full moon over an old European beech tree!

05/09/2019

It's graduation season. Congratulations to all PAX members graduating. Stay in touch!

More from the Alphas!
05/03/2019

More from the Alphas!

Part I - New members, members, and guests

Alpha Chapter, Cornell University where we got our start. Congratulations to all new members initiated this spring!
05/02/2019

Alpha Chapter, Cornell University where we got our start. Congratulations to all new members initiated this spring!

A piece of horticulture history - saving the Washington DC cherry trees from the bulldozer and construction of the Jeffe...
03/30/2019
‘Stop the massacre!’: When women chained themselves to Washington’s cherry trees

A piece of horticulture history - saving the Washington DC cherry trees from the bulldozer and construction of the Jefferson Memorial.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/03/30/stop-massacre-when-women-chained-themselves-washingtons-cherry-trees/?utm_term=.bdd102df694c

In 1938, garden club militants were desperate to save the city's beloved Yoshino blooms from the construction of the Jefferson Memorial.

Our People-Plant research colleagues wholeheartedly agree! Trees help us in many ways with improving our mental health b...
03/21/2019
Want to Enjoy a Long, Happy Life? Live Near Trees, Say Researchers

Our People-Plant research colleagues wholeheartedly agree! Trees help us in many ways with improving our mental health being an important one!
https://wakeup-world.com/2017/12/08/want-to-enjoy-a-long-happy-life-live-near-trees-say-researchers/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=socialnetwork

Researchers have now established that if you want a healthy brain and more resiliency to stress, living near a forest is one of the best moves you can make.

The Horticulture Age Gap - real and critical to our dietary, physical and mental well-being. Encourage someone to enter ...
03/19/2019
The horticulture industry’s age problem is bigger than you think

The Horticulture Age Gap - real and critical to our dietary, physical and mental well-being. Encourage someone to enter the field.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/the-horticulture-industrys-age-problem-is-bigger-than-you-think/2018/08/05/3c7d3618-734f-11e8-805c-4b67019fcfe4_story.html?utm_term=.20a1b5a78c15

Many young Americans lack a basic awareness of plants and their value. Advocates and employers are worried.

03/08/2019

On this day, the International Women's Day, which woman stimulated your interest in horticulture? How many can say it was Mom?

And the Alphas are still at it!
03/04/2019

And the Alphas are still at it!

Day #2: Longwood Gardens and its Orchid Extravaganza!

03/03/2019
CBS Sunday Morning

The California poppy in it's native habitat.

A super bloom of wild poppies carpets the hills near Lake Elsinore in southern California after weeks of heavy rains. https://cbsn.ws/2VvQ42k

Alphas enjoying the Philadelphia Flower Show, the granddaddy of all flower shows!
03/03/2019

Alphas enjoying the Philadelphia Flower Show, the granddaddy of all flower shows!

Members of Hortus Forum and Pi Alpha Xi Honor Society traveled to Philadelphia today

Mid week humor! Have a great rest of the week.
02/06/2019

Mid week humor! Have a great rest of the week.

Going out on a limb with this post.
New invasive BUG species from Germany.

photo credit: Jack Daniel Parker to "BIG TREE HUNTERS" Facebook Group.

Horticulture therapy leaders Dr. Diane Relf and the late Dr. Richard Mattson  taught us this years ago. Why? They are PA...
02/02/2019
Women Who Surround Themselves With Plants Live Longer

Horticulture therapy leaders Dr. Diane Relf and the late Dr. Richard Mattson taught us this years ago. Why? They are PAX.

We like to surround ourselves with friends, pets, fresh air, and sunshine, but have you ever considered the benefits of plants? According to some new research, living in the midst of healthy vegetation has proven to significantly extend one’s life expectancy. Research coming directly out of the Ha...

Ancient Forests & Champion Trees
02/01/2019

Ancient Forests & Champion Trees

Horticulture word for the day ...
01/14/2019

Horticulture word for the day ...

Thought for the day..(credit to "old farmhouse" blog on Tumblr)
01/13/2019

Thought for the day..

(credit to "old farmhouse" blog on Tumblr)

Hey PAX student members, looking for an internship? Check this out!
01/07/2019

Hey PAX student members, looking for an internship? Check this out!

January is a great time to find your next internship! Seed Your Future has a great new tool to help you find that next opportunity in horticulture. Check our our new Scholarships and Internships page. https://www.seedyourfuture.org/scholarships_and_internships

12/23/2018

The Christmas holiday is almost here. Horticulture has always been a big part of the day - sweet potato casserole, cranberry sauce, pecan pie, Christmas trees, wreaths, poinsettia, cyclamen, amaryllis, and Christmas cactus, to name a few. What horticultural contribution is your favorite part of the celebration?
🎅🎄🤶 🎄

PAX was founded in in 1923 by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Arno Nehrling and others at the New York City Flower Show. The first ...
12/06/2018
Roster of Chapters

PAX was founded in in 1923 by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Arno Nehrling and others at the New York City Flower Show. The first chapter is the Alpha Chapter at Cornell University. What's yours? Do you know when your chapter was established? You can check here - http://www.pialphaxi.org/roster-of-chapters.html

1. Alpha - Cornell University, chartered June 1, 1923 - Website 2. Beta - University of Illinois, chartered April 2, 1924 3. Gamma - Penn State University, chartered May 29, 1926 - Website 4. Delta -...

Who else loves their plant job? We do! We’re PAX!
11/30/2018
I love my plant job

Who else loves their plant job? We do! We’re PAX!

I recently was admiring one of the stately agaves at the Chicago Botanic Garden, and I had a genuine “I love my job” moment. This was not the first time and definitely will not be the last. I took …

If you appreciate the splendor of trees and forests, you need to follow Ancient Forests & Champion Trees
11/25/2018
Ancient Forests & Champion Trees

If you appreciate the splendor of trees and forests, you need to follow Ancient Forests & Champion Trees

This page is dedicated to the Protection, Preservation, Documentation, & Appreciation of our Oldest Forests and Biggest Trees.

Kiss My Aster!
11/24/2018

Kiss My Aster!

What creative ways are you helping the environment? This is a great cycle - trees harvested for paper, used paper shredd...
11/24/2018
Happy as a pig in paper: New recycling program keeps Hay River livestock warm | CBC News

What creative ways are you helping the environment? This is a great cycle - trees harvested for paper, used paper shredded and used for animal bedding, animal bedding plus animal waste composted, compost used to improve soils for plant growth.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/hay-river-shredded-paper-1.4907968

A simple recycling program that insulates farm animals during the winter is showing how a northern agricultural community is doing its part when waste-reduction programs fall short, or don’t exist.

Happy Thanksgiving!
11/24/2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

This is nuts! Happy Friday!

11/10/2018

It’s autumn! Share your favorite autumn horticulture pics here!

11/05/2018

Hey, PAX normally would not get involved with politics. In fact we won’t endorse any candidate. But we will tell you to go vote! It’s you civic responsibility. People in Congress vote on the budget that impacts the research members may conduct, impacts the taxes as individuals and businesses we pay, and a whole lot more. And, don’t forget the local elections that will impact you as well. The right to vote is what helps make this the country we are. GO VOTE!

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2023336227710281&id=184906458219943
10/15/2018

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2023336227710281&id=184906458219943

Go to a paint store and ask for the color 'mushroom' and you'll be shown a dull, neutral color. Go for a walk in the woods in the fall and mushroom colors are anything but dull. All of the mushrooms in this image form mycorrhizal association with the roots of trees. It's a relationship that benefits the fungus and the tree.

Horticulture wisdom for a Friday morning. We know this. We’re PAX.
10/12/2018

Horticulture wisdom for a Friday morning. We know this. We’re PAX.

Seed Your Future
09/02/2018
Seed Your Future

Seed Your Future

When the average recidivism rate in the US is 60% within 3 years of release, horticulture training programs for inmates like this one (recidivism under 10%) are remarkable. Training for quality jobs upon release in careers proven to increase physical and mental health, and an industry supportive of fresh-starts for ex-offenders - that's a win-win in our books! #ILoveMyPlantJob #GreenCollar

Early registration is now open for the annual conference of ASHS. Go to http://www.ashs.org/?page=GeneralConference for ...
01/16/2018
General Conference Information - ASHS

Early registration is now open for the annual conference of ASHS. Go to http://www.ashs.org/?page=GeneralConference for meeting information. Don't forget to register for the Pi Alpha Xi lunch and business meeting Wednesday, August 1 from noon until 2:00 pm.

The Annual Meeting of ASHS is where the latest science and technology is being showcased related to horticulture. Our mission is to bring together horticulture researchers, scientists, industry, academia, government, and students to cultivate ideas and share new techniques.

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C/O ASHS, 1018 Duke St
Alexandria, VA
22314

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