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New Greenhouse Manager

Jeff Martin will join the Department on 11 April 2015 as the new greenhouse manager.
Jeff received his B.S. From Clemson University in horticulture and has a masters degree in Plant Science from UTK, with a minor in entomology. He has experience with growing a variety of wild, horticultural, and crop plants under greenhouse, garden, and farm conditions (Atlanta Botanical Garden, Clemson Research Greenhouses, AmeriCorp, UT Organic Unit greenhouses and fields) and has experience both in staff management and in working with research faculty, students, volunteers and the public in these diverse settings. As an AmeriCorp volunteer conducted community outreach education, mentoring programs for the public and for at risk youth centered on gardening, and taught K-12 afterschool programs on nutrition, ecology and gardening. Jeff has training in pest management (conventional and IMP with beneficials), plant propagation, and has handled budget, timetable and spreadsheets. The Division of Biology can look forward to working with him in the near future.