Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 7 p.m. — Meeting: “Trends in sustainable agriculture, providing an overview of alternatives to conventional agricultural practices, including hydroponics/aquaponics, ocean farming, agrivoltaics, sustainable protein and meat production, agroforestry, and urban farming,” with Rachel Gioannini

Rachel Gioannini is an Assistant Professor in horticulture in the Plant and Environmental Sciences Department at NMSU. She received her MS from NMSU in December 2017 and joined the faculty in August 2018. Her areas of expertise are ornamental plants and landscape design, and she also teaches courses in hydroponics, forestry and introductory plant science. Prior to teaching, Rachel was owner/designer of a residential landscape design firm in Tucson, Arizona and Las Cruces, New Mexico. Rachel is a member of the American Society for Horticultural Science, the Association of Professional Landscape Designers, and the Native Plant Society of New Mexico. She and her husband share their lives with two dogs and three cats and a turtle. In her spare time, she likes to mountain bike, crochet, cook, read and travel.