•  Margaret Shields '10

    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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    The Dean of Students Office and the Military Student Resource Center will host the Graduating Military Students Recognition Celebration on Wednesday, May 3 from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Peterson Lounge in West Hall. President Miller will speak and present each military graduate with a graduation stole to commemorate their military service and their Hamline journey.

    Hamline University Department of Theatre and Dance will open Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead on Friday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. The show runs on April 21, 22, 27, 28, and 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Anne Simley Theatre.

    The Hamline Cares 5K Run, Walk, Roll is on April 23, 2017. Registration and runner check-in begins at 8 a.m. and the 5K begins at 9 a.m. at Lake Phalen in St.Paul, Minnesota. Hamline School of Business management students partnered with The Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota to organize the race which is designed to raise awareness and support veterans and their families.