"Gardens, scholars say, are the first sign of commitment to a community. When people plant corn they are saying, let's stay here. And by their connection to the land, they are connected to one another." - Anne Raver

Kicking off Earth Week at Franklin Pierce

Monday's Earth Day Fair kicked off a week-long celebration of Earth Week at the Rindge campus. The fair was a joint effort supported by Farm to Institution New England, the Sustainability Center, Health Sciences, Environmental Science & Environmental Studies, Black River Produce, Sodexo, The Cornucopia Project, and several local farms.

Check out the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript story here. Thanks to Ashley Saari!

On Tuesday, several classes joined the Monadnock Conservancy's Emily Hague to clean up trash along the woods on campus. Today we'll plant more seeds in the campus greenhouse with freshman students, and I'll present my photos from the International Association of Universities' conference on "Blending Higher Education and Traditional Knowledge for Sustainable Development" in Iquitos, Peru. Tomorrow, garden work; and Friday, the Sustainability Certificate students will present their projects and experiences at a special community share-out.

Check out the SustainableFPU Facebook page for details on these events. Hope to see you soon!