Archives for "Lots to Gardens"
Clean Sweep sets record, raising more than $21,000 for local nonprofits

Thursday, July 2, 2009 1:03 pm

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.

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

Friday, May 22, 2009 3:06 pm

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.

The Wedding Gift

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 2:57 pm

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

'Bates Contemplates Food' presents alumni in two events

Thursday, March 12, 2009 12:16 pm

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.

Cornfield as Classroom

Saturday, November 1, 2008 9:20 am

Food-oriented community projects provide more than physical nourishment.

Erin Reed '08 and Lots to Gardens receive 2008 Stringfellow Awards

Monday, March 17, 2008 10:20 am

The Right Rev. Steven Charleston, president and dean of Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass., recently visited Bates College to speak and present the annual William Stringfellow Awards in Justice and Peace. Charleston's lecture honored the legacy of William Stringfellow, Bates class of 1949, a lawyer and lay theologian prominent in the American peace movement. His visit coincided with the 2008 William Stringfellow Awards for Justice and Peace, presented this year to Bates senior Erin Reed of Wareham, Mass., and the Lots to Gardens program of Lewiston.

The Wedding Gift

Saturday, March 1, 2008 3:11 pm

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

Lewiston recognized as 'All-America City'

Friday, July 20, 2007 11:19 am

This summer, Lewiston has received national recognition by becoming one of 10 municipalities designated an "All-America City" in an annual competition sponsored by the National Civic League.

'Green Horizons,' Bates' summer exhibition, examines sustainability

Monday, May 21, 2007 4:32 pm

With its centerpiece a giant painting that depicts Brooklyn after millennia of global warming, an exhibition exploring the concept of environmental sustainability opens on June 9 at the Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell St.

Getting the lead out tests urban gardeners

Friday, August 22, 2003 10:57 am

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.

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