Environmental Center

Upcoming Events

Move-In Free Store

When: Tuesday, August 29 from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Where: Student Union Quad (between the Student Union and Reed Library)

Need some new kitchen wares for your new apartment? Looking for a fresh outfit to usher in Fall? Maybe a slightly warmer coat? What about all those random odds and ends you forgot you needed? Come by the annual Fall Move-In Free Store to see what you can get! You'll save money AND conserve resources by reusing goods donated from the Residence Halls last year.

Cost: Nearly all items are Free! (hence the name). Some premium items are auctioned and sold to help support the EC.

Campus Garden Workdays

When: Thursdays from 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. through Fall Semester.

Where: Meet at the Campus Garden - rear corner of the Center of Southwest Studeis parking lot, along E. 8th Ave. Find it on the Campus Map.

Campus garden workdays are in full swing now that it's harvest season. Every week you can come help out in the EC's Campus Garden. You'll learn a ton about growing food, meet some great people, and help provide fresh, delicious, hyper-local food to our campus dining hall!

Meet at the EC 5 minutes before the meeting time, or join us out at the Campus Garden (north of the Center of Southwest Studies at the far northeast corner of the parking lot).

For more info: Please contact Local Food Fellow, Paula Pletnikoff at ppletnikoff@fortlewis.edu

Food Forest Workdays

When: Running every Monday 8:30 a.m. to noon through Fall Semester.

Where: Meet at the Campus Orchard Food Forest any time within the time block - corner of Rim Dr. and Skyhawk Ave. next to Pine Hall and across Skyhawk Ave. from the Stadium Parking Lot. Find it on the Campus Map (not labeled).

Come on out and join permaculture guru (and FLC EC Graduate, Duke Jackson) to get your hands dirty and learn some pretty wild stuff as we install our new campus Food Forest. Be part of something that will feed FLC students for generations to come. Feel free to come and go as fits your schedule.

For more info: Please contact Duke Jackson at dvjackson11@gmail.com

Crop Mob Fruit Gleaning

When: As needed, by notification

Where: Locations in town vary, transporation coordinated through the team.

Every year, the Environmental Center’s Local Food Security Team goes out into our community and harvests unwanted fruit from neighborhood trees. We then work with local artisanal ice cream maker, Cream Bean Berry to make our very own line of ice cream, yum! Come help us capture as much of this abundant local food as we can to feed our community and decrease human-bear conflict.

Tree harvests (and ice cream making) happen on an as-needed basis. If you are interested in receiving an email shout-out when we are headed out to harvest, please email EC Coordinator, Rachel Landis at rllandis@fortlewis.edu.