Dr. Phil Allen
Phil Stewart Allen
Where did you grow up?
Which classes do you teach?
Introduction to PLS, Landscape Design, Plant and Landscape Business Systems, Trees
What is your education/experience?
Ph.D. in Horticulture from the University of Minnesota
If you were a plant, what plant would you be and why?
An oak tree, because acorns are nuts too.
“The Impossible Dream”, sung by Brian Stokes Mitchell
I keep going back to "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" by Covey. The principles are as relevant today as when the book was first published decades ago.
I'm sleep deprived, so anything that helps me fall asleep- Pixar movies, for example (love them when I'm awake too).
"The road to riches begins with a dirt trail" (I read that in Backpacker magazine).
My then 3-year-old granddaughter heard her mother talking about pioneers. She said “Pie in your ear—that’s silly”
Wherever my feet or non-battery bicycle can take me.
Why should someone be a Plant & Landscape Systems major?
Students who love to be outside should at least consider Plant & Landscape Systems. The professional opportunities are phenomenal with this degree, which comes as a surprise to most parents.
What is the best part of our program?
Excellence and Culture
A recent adventure:
Kat'cina Mosa 100 kilometer mountain run. At 62 years old I decided to celebrate with a 62-mile footrace.
A favorite quote:
“Where there is no vision, the people perish” (Isaiah)