When: Thursday, September 12th 4PM - 6PM
Where: Corner of University Avenue and College Street
(south of the biological research center)
Click here for directions!
Join us for a celebration of the harvest season! The Panther Plot, the on-campus student vegetable garden, invites all students, staff, and faculty for a hog roast, sampling of local foods, live music, bag games, and garden tours.
Tour the first student garden on UNI's campus and the Creekside Harmony Garden, sample appetizers made with produce straight from the garden, enjoy a local DJ's music as he spins oldies, hip-hop, and some classic rock tunes and more!
Sponsored by the Center for Energy and Environmental Education, Office of Sustainability, Office of the Liberal Arts Core, Department of Residence, New Student Programs, Northern Iowa Student Government, Reaching for Higher Ground, and the Recycling & Reuse Technology Transfer Center.
In September 2012, the nine presidential-learning scholars set forth on their yearlong service-learning project, a requirement of their scholarship. Looking for a need in the local community, they noticed it didn't have a source of fresh, homegrown produce. Working with various departments around the university -- the Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE), UNI Office of Sustainability, Botanical Center, Department of Residence Dining Services, Facilities Services and faculty in the first-year Cornerstone course -- the students were able to grow support for the garden. On Thursday, April 11, 2013, students and members from the supporting departments gathered behind the UNI Biology Research Complex to break ground on what would, from then on, be the Panther Plot.
[via Going green, growing local]
To learn more about the Panther Plot, visit sites.google.com/site/thepantherplot.