A letter penned by leaders in plant sciences warns that the field of horticulture is "under siege." But not at Temple. Pauline Hurley-Kurtz, chair of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture at Temple, says that student interest in traditional horticulture is holding steady and that practical courses on growing food, storm-water mitigation, native plants, landscape restoration, urban arboriculture, even beekeeping, have become extremely popular. "We're doing much more environmental horticulture here," Hurley-Kurtz said. "It's the way of the future."