Sustainability

High Tunnel Short Course

December 1, 2017

written by: Bobbie Moore '20 The hour fell back, marking the end of daylight savings, and the sustainability crew headed toward Ames, Iowa, for a High Tunnel short course! This was a great opportunity for our sustainability program to learn...

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Summer in Review – Throwback!

November 9, 2017

by Jaime Reyes '20 As the leaves begin to change and the threat of frost approaches, I can’t help but feel nostalgic about this past summer and all the skills I was able to learn and my community involvement. I...

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Cover Crops

November 2, 2017

by Jaime Reyes '20 With an ever-growing population, those within agriculture are constantly forced to search for new ideas and innovations to remedy the food shortage at hand. From genetically modifying to using unconventionally-shaped trellis to support tomatoes, each of...

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Graceland Goes Green

October 30, 2017

by Jaime Reyes '19 Over the summer, an initiative put in by Professor Jen Abraham-White allowed for the purchase of new recycling bins for each of the buildings on Graceland’s Lamoni campus. Historically, our campus has had recycling bins, however...

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Creating the Jefferson Highway Mural

June 28, 2017

written by: Bobbie Moore '20 The new mural in Lamoni is nearly finished – just a few layers of a clear topcoat, and it is done! The vibrant mural across form the Community Center features an old gas station from...

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Pollinators of Lamoni: A Guide to Our Arthropod Allies

April 11, 2017

by: Jenna Cox '17 As promised in our last blog post, Graceland Sustainability is back with more photos and facts about insects in the Lamoni area. Now we are highlighting the amazing and helpful arthropods we should see in the...

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Beneficial or Bad News? A Guide to Common Arthropods in Lamoni

March 27, 2017

Written by: Jenna Cox '17 Spring may be finally arriving for good in Lamoni! We had an unusual few warm days prior to Graceland’s spring break at the end of February; It was 75°. But then, two days later, it...

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16 easy ways to help the environment while living at Graceland

February 16, 2017

by: Jenna Cox '17 As a senior at Graceland, and a temporary resident of Lamoni, it struck me the other day that I’ve lived here for three and a half years and don’t know where we get our electricity and...

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To Those Who Wait

November 22, 2016

by Jenna Cox '17 Earlier this month, the Graceland Sustainability team, along with students from Sustainability Coordinator Jen Abraham-White’s critical thinking course, had a special opportunity presented to us: we were invited to watch the netting, banding and rerelease of...

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