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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02/04/2020

We have a Lecturer in Horticulture - Plant Production open at the University of Wyoming! The full announcement is here: https://uwyo.taleo.net/careersection/00_ex/jobdetail.ftl…

Please pass this along to qualified candidates! The position is MS required, PhD preferred, mostly teaching.

We chose the correct major! We hang out in Gardens! Wishing all the best during this holiday season!
12/26/2019

We chose the correct major! We hang out in Gardens! Wishing all the best during this holiday season!

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12/06/2019

Poin- set - e - ah, Point - set - e - ah, or ...

12/06/2019

As the fall semester comes to a close, we extend congratulations to all Fall 2019 graduates.
Always to Excel!

The Ohio State University Epsilon Chapter has announced their poinsettia sale. How many other chapters also sell poinset...
11/20/2019
Pi Alpha Xi Poinsettia Sale | Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens

The Ohio State University Epsilon Chapter has announced their poinsettia sale. How many other chapters also sell poinsettias as a fundraiser? Share with us your sale dates!
https://chadwickarboretum.osu.edu/events/pi-alpha-xi-poinsettia-sale-0

Pi Alpha Xi, the Floriculture & Horticulture Honor Society at Ohio State, is once again holding their annual poinsettia sale. Proceeds support the activities of this honor society. Join us for a huge selection of poinsettias, festive flowers, and arrangements that you won't find anywhere else. DATE:...

09/15/2019

Marc van Iersal shared this sad news. Paul Thomas, PAX Fellow and chapter advisor has been a major part of PAX for years. His contributions will not be forgotten.

It is with great sadness that I share the unexpected and awful news that Dr. Paul Thomas passed away today. He retired from UGA's horticulture department just two weeks ago. He just started a new job with the American Floral Endowment to promote their internship program. He was in Delaware doing what he probable loved most; visiting former students and greenhouses. He was looking forward to his new career with AFE, when an apparent heart attack ended his life.

Paul was a fierce advocate for his students and placed many of them in greenhouses around the country. He was extremely passionate about working with students and made a tremendous impact on the floriculture industry. We will all miss him, but no one will miss him more than than his wife Toni and his two sons, the youngest of which just got married.

Let's make this page a tribute to Paul's legacy. Please share your favorite stories and pictures.

Most importantly, please keep his wife Toni and his two sons in your thoughts. RIP PT.

Another picture of the group July 24 at our annual meeting....
08/05/2019

Another picture of the group July 24 at our annual meeting....

Pi Alpha Xi luncheon attendees at #ASHS2019.

Save the date for #ASHS2020 in Orlando next year - August 9-13.

#ashs_hort

And the winner is ....Our 2019 Photography Contest results
07/31/2019

And the winner is ....
Our 2019 Photography Contest results

Our newest Fellow! Congratulations Ellen Paparozzi! Photo with Ryan Contreras at our meeting in Las Vegas July 24.
07/27/2019

Our newest Fellow! Congratulations Ellen Paparozzi! Photo with Ryan Contreras at our meeting in Las Vegas July 24.

Seed Your Future
07/12/2019
Seed Your Future

Seed Your Future

In thousands of classrooms around the country, kids are getting back to the earth with BLOOM! Join the people-powered plant movement that's helping kids grow a better future.

What are PAX members doing this summer?
06/10/2019

What are PAX members doing this summer?

Dr. Lavis and Dr. Miller...in the orchid car.

We already knew this. That’s why we studied horticulture!
05/31/2019
Study: The More Trees We're Surrounded By, The Lower Our Stress Levels

We already knew this. That’s why we studied horticulture!

Lining city streets with trees reduces physiological symptoms of stress in humans. The thicker the tree cover, the lower the stress levels, study finds. We all know that a walk in nature can help slow the maddening pace of modern life and bring us back into the moment, but a …

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

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...

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?
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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 …

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.

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Alpha Chapter leading the way!
The Omega Chapter of Pi Alpha Xi at Kansas State University inducted 14 students last week. Congratulations to the new initiates!