EVA MONHEIM , BS, BA, MAE
Instructor in Landscape Architecture and Horticulture
BS, Horticulture, The Pennsylvania State University
BA, Art, The Pennsylvania State University
MAE, English, Arcadia University
CA, Certified Arborist ISA
Certified Master Floral Designer
Certified Community Tree Steward
Certified Reiki Master Teacher
Member: Garden Writers Association (GWA), International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), American Horticultural Society (AHS), Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), Education Committee for PHS, Member of Temple Arboretum Board, Alumna and Member of the Training Committee for the International Rotary Foundation Scholar Program for Mid-Atlantic Scholar Training Outbound Scholars (MAST) and Inbound Scholars (LINK).
Eva Monheim was awarded the prestigious Ambassadorial Scholarship through the International Rotary Foundation 2000-2001, which provided her the opportunity to study horticulture at the University of Reading, in England. Monheim studied landscape design, environmental impact assessment, and horticultural therapy at Reading. Monheim also completed her ambassadorial duties by lecturing at Rotary Clubs in the Berkshire, Oxfordshire and London areas.
Monheim’s primary focus at Temple is teaching. Her diverse horticultural background has provided her the opportunity to teach varied subjects at Temple including: Food Crops I and II, Woody Plants I and II, Senior Seminar, Fundamentals of Horticulture, Horticultural Business Management, Public Horticulture and American Traditions in Landscape Design. Eva Monheim’s philosophy in teaching is to support, nurture and challenge her students with rich content in her classes. She emphasizes the plant people connection and the relationship between the two in the environment.
Eva Monheim’s work in her Senior Seminar class is a joint effort with Johanna Fine’s Applied Plant Physiology class. Students explore their passionate areas of interest – research, write and present thought provoking subjects.
Monheim's initiative with the Temple Arboretum mapping project is now in its third year. Students in her Woody Plants classes gather data and log all the species of plants in the arboretum for the future online site for the arboretum.
She is also working on a special project with several students on Temple’s Main Campus. They are mapping all the trees for a complete inventory, for maintenance purposes as well as for long range green infrastructure planting.
Monheim is also working with the superintendent of grounds for the arboretum (Grace Chapman) and developing community garden plots with her students in Food Crops I and II.
In addition to Monheim’s work at Temple, she also teaches at Longwood Gardens in the Professional Gardening Program and the Continuing Education Program. (Longwood is a strong partner with Temple through their articulation agreement in Horticulture.) She also teaches for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s City Gardening Program and teaches at Morris Arboretum for their landscape certificate program.
Monheim has been involved with numerous greening groups and worked three years for Governor Rendell’s TreeVitalize and TreeTenders programs. Monheim has over 40 published works in magazines such as Hort Science, Green Scene, The American Gardener, Better Homes and Gardens, South Asian Review, Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery, and www.Learn2Grow.com.
She is currently the faculty advisor/mentor of the Temple Community Garden group at the Main Campus, an organization comprised of students from the Tyler School of Art.
The Temple Community Garden is organized by students that have a drive to become more involved in the Philadelphia Community, by contributing time to local gardens and constructing a charity vegetable garden at the Main Campus. People may follow along with the progress of the garden construction by visiting here.