News & Events

Faculty & Fire: Talkative Trees & Campus History

Wednesday September 13, 6-7:30 p.m.
Memorial Park Shelter (by rugby field)

Join us to learn about how people and natural events have worked together over thousands of years to shape the place that we call home.
Dr. Larson will use tree rings to decode our past and talk about what this means for our future. Stick around for a campfire afterwards!

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Between Earth & Sky Movie

Monday September 18. 6 p.m. Meet & Greet with Producer, 6:30 Producer’s introduction, 7:00 Film
Doudna Hall Room 103

Learn about how climate change is impacting America's last frontier, Alaska, and meet the producer. This event is co-sponsored with The School of Agriculture, Office of Sustainability, Agronomy/Soil and Water Conservation Club, REC Club, TREES Lab, Sustainable and Renewable Energy Program, Green Campus Project, Wisconsin Association of Energy Engineers.

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Salsa Making Workshop

Wednesday September 20, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Edible Garden between McGregor and Royce Halls

Learn how to harvest and turn fresh ingredients into delicious salsa. We will meet in the campus garden to harvest the ingredients and then move to the kitchen in the basement of McGregor Hall to clean, prepare, and eat our harvest. 

Pizza Making Workshop

Wednesday September 27, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Edible Garden between McGregor and Royce Halls

Learn how to harvest and turn fresh ingredients into pizza. We will meet in the campus garden to harvest the ingredients and then move to the kitchen in the basement of McGregor Hall to clean, prepare, and eat our harvest.

Herbs Explained Workshop

Wednesday October 4, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Edible Garden between McGregor and Royce Halls

Learn how to identify the most common herbs and then learn about how they are used in cooking and other practical applications.

Prairie Seed Collection Workday

Saturday October 7, 10 a.m - Noon
Edible Garden between McGregor and Royce Halls

Join us to help collect seeds from one of our many campus prairies. These seeds will then be used to help create more prairie's across campus. Dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather!

Faculty & Fire Lecture: Star Gazing

Thursday October 12, 8 - 9:30 p.m. 
Memorial Park Shelter (by rugby field)

Join us to look at constellations and learn about how the planet we live on is influenced by, shaped by, and interacts with the universe and beyond. Stick around for a campfire afterwards!

Bike Ride

Thursday October 26, 5:30-7 p.m.. 
Meet at the turnaround on the south side of the Student Center. Bring your bike!

Learn about our city trail network. Cycle Club will lead this (easy) ride from campus to Walmart along the paved trail. We will split off on the return ride and those who wish can stop and get ice cream with us at Berry Yo’s (bring $), the rest will return to campus.

Edible Garden Fall Workday

Saturday October 28, 9 a.m - 11 a.m. 
Meet at the Edible Garden between McGregor and Royce Halls

Help us put the garden away for the fall. Activities will vary but likely include garlic planting, painting, pulling up plants, and spreading mulch. Dress comfortably and appropriately for outdoor work.

Seed Saving Workshop

Wednesday November 1, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Edible Garden between McGregor and Royce Halls

Learn the ancient art of seed saving!

4th Annual Local Food Flim Fest

Thursday Nov 16 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Nohr Gallery

Back by popular demand, join the Office of Sustainability to watch a series of short films on our food system, followed by a discussion of what our campus and community is doing and could be doing better to support local agriculture.  http://realfoodfilms.org/

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