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    Margaret Shields '10 

    You Are What You Eat

    If the old adage “you are what you eat” is true, local residents are in good shape thanks to the efforts of SPROUT: Students Proposing Real Options for Underutilized Territory. Founded by Hamline senior Margaret Shields (Bloomington, Minnesota), SPROUT produces fresh, organic food for the elderly in two campus gardens. Students coordinate with neighbors and members of the Hamline United Methodist Church to tend the gardens and transport the produce to the Hamline Midway Elders, a nonprofit organization that cares for senior citizens living in the area. The group also plans film series and other events to educate the public on sustainable agriculture and environmental justice.

    “Connecting with our neighbors makes the group stronger by uniting assets of the university and the surrounding community,” says Shields. “It also helps students think about their place [in the world] outside of Hamline.”

    DIY Garden

    SPROUT uses the “Three Sisters” method of planting -- a traditional mound planting style with corn in the middle, beans surrounding the corn, and squash around the beans. The system offers numerous environmental benefits. “The corn takes nitrogen from the soil, while the beans put nitrogen into the soil,” says Shields. “The beans use the corn stock as a trellis, and the squash spreads over the mound, keeping moisture in and weeds out.”

     

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    On behalf of the Board of Trustees, the Dean of Students Office is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 John Wesley Leadership and Service Award for Students and the 2017 John Wesley Trustee Award for Faculty and Staff.

    The 2017 Senior Art Exhibition: Crisis Mode opens Thursday, April 27 from 6-8 p.m. in the Drew Fine Arts Center. The show will feature new work by this year's studio arts seniors: Jordan Coffer, Yousheng Liu, Ethan Mundt, Aurora Webster, and Amelia Wykes. The exhibition is located in Hamline's Soeffker Gallery.

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    Save the date! The Hamline community is warmly invited to the annual university-wide spring celebration at CHS Field in downtown Saint Paul on Saturday, May 6 at 1 p.m. Bring your friends and family, and join your Hamline community in cheering on our Piper baseball student-scholars as they take on Carleton on the best field in the MIAC! Admission is free.