Peas are climbing, strawberries are ripening, tomato plants are growing bigger by the day - and the students are busy weeding, planting and bringing in the early summer harvest. Don't forget to stop by the Organic Garden Club's weekly farmstand - every Wednesday, 11-2 at Murkland Courtyard in front of the library. Wondering what's in season now? Garlic scapes, salad mix, baby kale, baby spinach, radishes, strawberries . . . and peas are coming soon!
Run, don't walk, to Murkland Courtyard at UNH to buy some amazing organic strawberries from the UNH Organic Garden Club. I'm having them for lunch, see?
I stumbled across the OGC's inaugural (I think) farm stand for the season, but it's on my calendar now for every Wednesday from 11 - 2. Smart shoppers show up closer to 11 for the best variety. In addition to strawberries, today they're selling a beautiful mix of greens, garlic scapes, radishes, and some cut flowers.
My colleague Jody Record wrote a great story for this week's Campus Journal about some new equipment that's helping UNH continue to churn out U Doo, compost made from UNH Dining leftovers.U Doo is one of the finest examples of the "one man's trash" adage I can think of. Not only does it make wise, sustainable use of food scraps from UNH and Durham eateries, it's coveted by local gardeners for its flower-boosting power. In my own garden, it helps produce a bounty of veggies, the rinds and seeds...Read More
Whether you're looking for a fun summer activity for small fry, a sneaky way to convince your kids that food can be green as well as tan, or just free weeding labor, UNH's Child Study and Development Center has some great tips for gardening with kids.
This weekend's USA Weekend magazine tapped the CSDC's decade of experience nurturing the future Future Farmers of America to share tips from the Growing a Green Generation Project.
Stop by the Durham Farmers’ Market on opening day – Monday June 1st!
At early June markets you’ll find plenty of salad greens and other spring vegetables, (strawberries coming soon), maple syrup, breads, cookies, pies, herbs and spices, bedding plants, and seedlings for your vegetable garden. This year’s market vendors include Back River Farm, Wake Robin Farm, Moriarty’s Greenhouse, Forty-Five Market Street Bakery, Applecrest Farm Orchards, Buzz Bomb World Spice Blends, Sugarmomma’s Maple Farm...Read More
It's been years in the making, but UNH is now using purified landfill gas from the Turnkey landfill in Rochester to generate power. You can read more about EcoLine and watch a video about it here:
Wonder how rotting garbage can run your computers and lab equipment and heat your showers? Check out this fantastic animation by my astonishingly creative colleague Bridget Finnegan.
As some might recall, at this time last year my family was a week into a self-imposed car-free month. It was a terrific experience which, due to some family travel and other issues of, well, life, we weren't able to replicate for 2009.
Never ones to shy from a challenge, however, we were excited to learn that the NH Department of Transportation has designated next week (May 11 - 15) as Green Commute Week. It culminates with Bike/Walk to Work Day on Friday with a free commuter breakfast at the...Read More
From January 18 to March 28, 2009, UNH competed against 206 schools nationwide in a 10 week recycling competition, RecycleMania.
For 10 weeks, Ecological Advocates, Hall Directors, the Student Senate, and UNH Media Relations worked diligently to get the word out to the UNH community to recycle more and waste less. Gnarlz, the UNH mascot, reminded hockey fans to recycle in the Whittemore Arena. The Operating Staff Council conducted a Paper Waste Pilot Study and collected 55 pounds of bulk mail....Read More
Live from Concord, NH-I just attended the awards ceremony for the New Hampshire Carbon Challenge's 2-week long competition between the municiple employees of Keene and Portsmouth. Both cities vied to have the highest percentage of their employees "take the challenge"
The ceremony began with some opening remarks by Julia Dundorf, co-founder of NHCC. Then Govenor Lynch presented the winning mayor with his award. The City of Keene was the winner with 55% of employees signed up. Portsmouth had 41%...Read More
The UNH Organic Garden Club is off to a great start this Spring! Now that the temperatures are warming up and the soil is workable, students are busy throughout the week, tending greenhouse seedlings, preparing garden beds, seeding spring crops, and organizing garden workdays to get more students involved. When I visited the garden the other day during the construction of the new hoophouse, Farm Manager Ben Tillinghust was sawing 2x4s and building the wooden end walls of the steel framed hoop...Read More