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Bring on the harvest.  

Students and faculty returning to campus will notice the brand new, one acre organic campus farm on the way to the Prindle Institute. Zucchini, tomatoes, green beans, and more have already been harvested and served by Bon Appetit, as well as donated to the Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry. Within the next few weeks, regular times will be posted for students, faculty, and staff to volunteer at the farm, and maybe eat a homegrown tomato or two.  Want to know how to bike safely to the farm on a Community Bike?Watch this YouTube clip by Makela Elvy 15for directions, andthis clip by Sara Lejsner 16' on how to check out a bike. 

 

-Carol Steele, Director for Sustainability

             -Anthony Baratta, Assistant Director for Sustainability

 

FAQs about the DePauw Campus Farm  

You've got questions, we've got answers. Q: Is the farm organic? A: Organic practices, not USDA certified. Q: Where's the money coming from? A: Generous donors and Bon Appetit provided for the startup costs; selling the produce to Bon Appetit and exploring additional forms of revenue will run the operation in the future. Q: Should I ride a Community Bike to check it out? A: Um, yes. Find more answers to questions here. 

 

Our Green Tiger of the Month is Thomas Miller 

DePauw Environmental Club President Thomas Miller provided invaluable support doing the grunt work of planting and weeding this summer. Thomas looks forward to continuing his involvement in the fall and connecting other members of DePauw Environmental Club to the farm.  

 

Sustainability integrated into Human Resources 

Beginning this summer, new faculty and staff members at DePauw will not only learn about the history of DePauw during orientation, but also about our sustainability initiatives and frequently asked questions like, "What do we recycle at DePauw?" 

 

 

Move Out supports 80+ families 
Remember the U-Haul trucks around campus at the end of spring semester? In partnership with Putnam County Family Support Services, we collected unwanted items from departing students and provided over 80 families with refrigerators, vacuums, rugs, bedding, cleaning supplies, and kitchenware through the program. All unclaimed donations were given to Goodwill Industries. 

 


 

 

Announcements!  
                     
                                      
Saturdays, 8:00 am -12 pm
Greencastle Farmer's Market 

August 26, 3-3:45,4-4:45, Julian 368 
Sustainability Academic Exploration Session 

Sep 17, 7pm, Watson Forum
Steve Hallett 
"Resiliency: How to survive peak oil and climate change" 

Have an upcoming event you want us to know about? E-mail anthonybaratta@depauw.edu

 Students interested in applying to be an Eco-Rep may send a resume to carolsteele@depauw.edu 


  
                     




Did you know. . .
     
DePauw recycled 5,780 pounds of carpet in July. 



 
 
 



 

Office for Sustainability

101 E Seminary street
Greencastle, Ind. 46135
P: 765.658.6608

 

@DePauwSustain on Twitter


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