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Faculty & Staff Profile

Eric Castle

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

Associated Majors

Courses Currently Teaching

ART 1152-002: Drawing and Design

HORT 3030-001: Landscape Design

HORT 3030-002: Landscape Design

NATR 1226-E90: Environ Science/Sustainability

NATR 2630-001: Intro to Geographic Info Systm

NATR 2630-002: Intro to Geographic Info Systm

NATR 4652-001: Seminar

Research Interests

  • Nature play

  • Urban stormwater mitigation

  • Community volunteerism in built spaces

  • Ecological restoration

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

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

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

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

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Landscape Architects

  • Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association

In the News

February 1, 2021
Students on the campus of the University of Minnesota Crookston are actively engaged in hands-on learning throughout the year. Eric Castle, associate professor in the Agriculture and Natural Resources department, has taken it to heart as he sought to show students in his Art 1353: Pottery Design and Techniques course they can make pottery from materials found in nature.
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.