Thompson School of Applied Science

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  • The Spirit and Sport of Lumberjacking
    - The Spirit and Sport of Lumberjacking
      Think about where the axe is going to hit. Don't overthink where the axe is going to hit. Be sure to exhale through your downswing, and follow through as the bone-cuttingly... Read More
  • emerald ash borer larvae
    - Extension Enlists Allies to Battle Ash Tree Pest
    Emerald ash borer larvae eat away new wood that supports tree growth. The shiny green, half-inch-long bugs on display one recent evening at Canterbury Shaker Village don’t sting... Read More
  • Gordon "Swifty" Swift '45
    - In Memoriam—Gordon "Swifty" Swift '45
    At the Thompson School of Applied Science, Gordon "Swifty" Swift milked the campus cows and herded sheep down Main Street with Rex, a border collie. After graduation, he lived... Read More
  • potted flowers in greenhouse
    - Spring Arrives at the UNH Greenhouse
    The annual open house at the University of New Hampshire’s Macfarlane greenhouses, a popular rite of spring, is March 28-29, 2014 Usher in spring with a visit to the University of... Read More
  • naithan couse
    - Thompson School Makes A Difference to Aspiring Businessman
    Naithan Couse’s company, Make a Difference Landscaping, runs seven landscaping crews and each has its own specialty: mowing, construction, irrigation and lighting, and general... Read More
  • robertson family
    - New Program Helps Keep a Farm Growing
         The Bohanan farm in Contoocook, N.H., has been in Si Robertson’s family for more than 100 years. Almost from the start, the Thompson School has played a critical role in the... Read More
  • emily quigley
    - Finding Her Perfect Balance
    From the ages of 14 to 18, Emily Quigley lived in the New Hampshire Foster Care System and was a resident for a while at the Dover Children’s Home in Dover, N.H. After earning a... Read More
  • erica johnson with roses
    - Coming Up Roses
    Erica Johnson in her element at the Macfarlane Greenhouse Facility Erica Johnson '14 is on course to fulfill her highest dreams, guided by a strong work ethic as a nontraditional... Read More
  • chef preparing food
    - 'Tis the Season
    Culinary arts student, Garrett Blais ’15 from Rollinsford, N.H., trusses a chicken. The bird and fixings Light cascades through a big window as steam rises from the sink. A... Read More
  • poinsettias
    - Popular Poinsettia Open House
    The popular Poinsettia Trials Open House is at the University of New Hampshire Dec. 5 – 7, 2013. The Macfarlane Greenhouses, the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, and... Read More