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  2013 Molly Briggs
School: University of Illinois
Field of study: Molly Briggs, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will investigate Chicago’s west side parks and how popular imagery has influenced public perception and use of the parks, impacting their development to the present day. Her project links history, garden design and perception, giving it both long-term and immediate value.
  2012 Fiona McAnally
School: University of Tennessee
Field of study: A Master of Plant Science candidate at the University of Tennessee, will document the historical, cultural and botanical significance of vegetables of primarily European origin being grown in home gardens in Southern Appalachia. The database of information created will be a useful resource for historic home museums and farms, professional gardeners, home gardeners, ethno-botanists and chefs.
  2011 Sara Safransky
School: University North Carolina Ph.D
Field of study: Her objective is to understand the major processes shaping agrarian redevelopment in Detroit and the socio-ecological effects of the increasing number of farms and gardens in Americas urban landscapes.
    2010 Jennifer Gorospe
School: University of California Santa Cruz - B.A. Biology & Environmental Studies San Jose State University - M.A.
Field of study: "Her research will determine relationships between concentrations of heavy metals in garden soils and ethnicity, income level, and garden locations within San Francisco."
Project location: "San Francisco, CA"
    2009 James Schissel
School: "University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Ph.D. Candidate Louisiana State University M.L.A. University of Southern Mississippi M.A. Millsaps College B.A."
Field of study: "Landscape Architecture Will research the noted 19th century horticulturist Thomas Affleck, specifically focusing on Affleck's place in the development of the southern landscape."
    2008 Michael Sanchez
School: University of Oregon Master's candidate in Landscape Architecture Califonria Polytechnic State University B.S.
Field of study: "Landscape Architecture, Garden History, Art"
Project location: California Mission: Portraying the Gardens of La Purisima and Santa Barbara
    2007 Lisa Uddin
School: "University of Rochester Ph.D. Candidate, Graduaate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies Concordia University, Montreal MA 2002 McGill University, Montreal BA 1996"
Field of study: "Visual and Cultural Studies Will investigate zoological gardens of the 1960's and 1970's which increasingly embraced the design of expansive, naturalistic and multi-species habitats."
    2007 Carrie Christensen
School: University of Minnesota/Minneapolis Master's Candidate in Landscape Architecture
Field of study: Will study the history of the historic Stark Brothers Orchard in Sleeping Bear Dunes Natioanl Park
Project location: "North Manitou Island, Michigan"
    2006 Niki Carlson
School: University of Minnesota MLA 2006
Field of study: Landscape Architecture Will study the "Litmus Garden" within a park reclaimed from coal mine refuse in Pennsylvania.
Project location: Pennsylvania

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