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Thursday

July 2, 2009
1:03 pm

Clean Sweep sets record, raising more than $21,000 for local nonprofits

Bates’ ninth annual Clean Sweep, a “garage sale” of usable goods donated by departing students that was held June 20, raised a record $21,400 in proceeds that will be divided among local nonprofit organizations.

Friday

May 22, 2009
3:06 pm

Mylius '11 helps lead Bates to victory — victory gardening, that is

For the first time since the mid-1990s, Bates’ lush summer plantings will include a garden dedicated solely to providing food for Dining Services. For her environmental studies internship, Molly Mylius ’11 helped Bill Bergevin, the college’s longtime landscape coordinator, build an herb garden near Commons.

Tuesday

May 5, 2009
2:57 pm

The Wedding Gift

Friends and family raise a barn, and some community spirit, at the farmhouse wedding of Kirsten Walter ’00 and Ben Ayers ’99.

Thursday

March 12, 2009
12:16 pm

'Bates Contemplates Food' presents alumni in two events

Borealis Breads founder Jim Amaral ’80 and food activist-author Mark Winne ’72 are among Bates College alumni featured in two March events relating to the Nourishing Body and Mind: Bates Contemplates Food initiative.

Friday

August 22, 2003
10:57 am

Getting the lead out tests urban gardeners

An environmental studies major at Bates with a concentration in environmental geology, senior Rachel Booty is researching soil contamination by heavy metals — primarily lead — for her thesis. In particular, she’s investigating the impact such contamination makes on urban living. Her research has involved testing plant and soil samples from the downtown gardens run by Lots to Gardens, the community garden program that Booty works for, and comparing them to control materials taken from test gardens on campus.