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Eric Castle

Associate Professor
Agriculture and Natural Resources Department
(218) 281-8119

Associated Majors

Courses Currently Teaching

ART 1352-001: Pottery Design and Techniques

HORT 1010-001: Introduction to Horticulture

HORT 1010-002: Introduction to Horticulture

HORT 1010-003: Introduction to Horticulture

NATR 1226-E90: Environ Science/Sustainability

Research Interests

  • Community volunteerism in built spaces

  • Ecological restoration

  • Nature play

  • Urban stormwater mitigation

Awards, Distinctions, and Honors

  • 2009 Outstanding Service Learning Faculty Award

  • Dangermond Fellowship. 2005. American Society of Landscape Architects & Environmental Systems Research Institute.

  • Graduate Merit Award. 2006. Kansas State University.

  • Robert P. Ealy Award. 2006. Kansas State University.

Selected Publications

Educational Background

  • M.L.A., Kansas State University, Manhattan, K.S. 2007

  • Ph.D., University of North Dakota. 2018

  • B.S., Conservation Biology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. 2003.

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Landscape Architects

  • Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association

In the News

November 15, 2019
Before students can have an opportunity for learning-by-doing, instructors are involved in a whole lot of doing. For Associate Professor Eric Castle and Assistant Professor Leslie Lekatz, a study abroad trip to Brazil last summer provided opportunities in both horticulture and animal science at the University of Minnesota Crookston.
May 2, 2018
Students in Associate Professor Eric Castle's landscape design class presented their designs for pollinator gardens for the City of Hallock, Minn.