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Posted @ Tuesday, November 05, 2013 By Nyquist, Lindsay
Every fall, the Fort Lewis College Environmental Center works with local Durangoans to collect and harvest apples in the region. This year, they collaborated with local ice creamery Cream Bean Berry to create apple ice cream!
Posted @ Thursday, October 10, 2013 By Nyquist, Lindsay
There are good things growing on campus. And you can see some of that goodness just north of the Center of Southwest Studies. There, you'll find a quarter-acre garden offering up a widely varied harvest of home-grown organic bounty. There is also a three-season greenhouse, several hoop houses and cold frames, a compost facility, and a 100-tree dwarf apple orchard nearby.
Posted @ Friday, July 05, 2013 By Nyquist, Lindsay
What do you get when you put a professor and seven students on a 55-foot houseboat on Utah's Lake Powell to pick up trash for five days? You get good times, great exploring, some personal mentoring, and lots of deeper understanding of topics such as environmental science and cultural resource management. Oh, and cleaner public lands.
Posted @ Tuesday, April 02, 2013 By Nyquist, Lindsay
Current can be a good thing – especially when you're traveling more than 400 miles and descending some 10,000 feet down your favorite rivers.
That's the journey documented in The Current, a feature-length film shot and produced by two FLC students who wanted to find out what rivers mean to them, while at the same time seeing for themselves the condition of two of their favorite rivers – the Animas River, which flows past Fort Lewis College, and the San Juan River downstream of its confluence with the Animas.
Posted @ Thursday, July 12, 2012 By Nyquist, Lindsay
When students learn, everyone benefits. And at Fort Lewis College, those benefits can be found every Thursday from spring to fall under the Clocktower in the center of campus. That's when students who have been studying and practicing organic growing techniques bring the fruits -- and vegetables and meats -- of their labor to campus for sale at the open-air Old Fort Farm Stand.
The foods are grown and raised at the Old Fort, the site of Fort Lewis College before it moved to Durango in 1956. The property 15 miles west of Durango was home to the original military Fort Lewis and an Indian boarding school, before becoming state property and the home of the school that eventually grew into Fort Lewis College.