Sustainability in the News

Luther Gardens produce

Luther Gardens increase production

Dec. 20, 2011                       

Luther Gardens produced 75 percent more produce in 2011 than during the previous growing season, reports the Luther environmental studies program.  The four garden operations in the Luther Gardens project provided a significant increase in the locally grown foods prepared and served by Luther Dining Services.

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Luther College Wind Turbine

Wind Turbine update

Oct. 26, 2011

Luther shut down power the morning of Oct. 25 to connect the underground electrical cable from the wind turbine to the campus electrical substation. General Electric is expected to test and commission the turbine this week. The college is on track to begin commercial operation by Nov. 1.

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(Left to Right): Giles Teslow, Elsa McCargar, Alex Olson and Bekky Willis assisted in the construction of the new hoop house at Luther Gardens.

Sustainability constructs hoop house for college gardens

May 12, 2011 

Luther College has constructed an 8-by-25-foot hoop house on the grounds of the college gardens on Pole Line Road, a project that will impact garden production and serve as a tool for teaching students about seasonal extension of garden operations.

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Luther Gardens

Sustainability to offer gardening classes for area residents

April 21, 2011      

Luther College Sustainability, in collaboration with the Pepperfield Project, will offer a series of three gardening classes for Decorah area residents: "Gardening 101," Saturday, April 30; "Planning a Fall Garden," Saturday, June 18; and "Extending the Season," Saturday, Aug. 6.

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Tina Yates

Sustainability challenges community to 'Veg Yourself Pledge'

April 21, 2011 

Luther College Sustainability is challenging people to participate in "The Veg Yourself Pledge," a project to join Luther students, faculty and staff in a pledge to eat vegetarian at least once a week until the end of the college's spring semester, May 22.

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