Amber Tripodi, a PhD student in Entomology, received the Ozark Hills Daylily Club/Nature's Calling Scholarship.

tripodi scholarshipAmber Tripodi, a PhD student in Entomology, received the Ozark Hills Daylily Club/Nature's Calling Scholarship ($1,000) for her efforts in native> bee awareness and conservation. Using molecular and population genetics methods, Tripodi's research aims to characterize the present genetic diversity of local bumble bee species, and to determine whether populations are stable or declining. The Ozark Hills Daylily Club of Bella Vista brings together connoisseurs, hobbyists and developers of daylilies to share their appreciation of daylilies and to promote wider use and appreciation of daylilies tripodi scholarshipregionally. The Northwest Arkansas Garden Co-Op includes the Ozark Hills Daylily Club, Benton County Master Gardeners, Bella Vista Gardening Club and Nature's Calling- a component of the Village Wastewater Company that creates safe, Class A biosolids to be used as fertilizer. The partnership between Nature's Calling and the Northwest Arkansas Garden Co-op couples environmentally friendly waste reclamation with municipal beautification in order to serve the community of Bella Vista through the production of flowers, trees and shrubs. The Ozark Hills Daylily Club is pleased to support the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences and the University of Arkansas through their scholarship program, which is funded through the sales of daylilies propagated by the Club. The scholarship was presented by Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists Bill and Emily Robertson, officers in the Ozark Hills Daylily Club and members of the Northwest Arkansas Garden Co-Op.

 

7/29/2011