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WATCH AND LEARN — Mary Kelly presents her research on the Presque Isle wetlands using LIDAR data at the Society of Wetland Scientists conference in Washington. Photo Courtesy of Mary Kelly

Planting seeds of positive change: EEGS senior shares experience with saying yes and finding balance

Katarina Rothhorn March 22, 2024

Senior Mary Kelly has always had a strong compassion that has influenced her relationship with the world. When she was in elementary school, she had dreams of becoming a physical therapist or a doctor...

HANDS IN THE DIRT — Hoop house student organization members harvest potatoes from one of the many plots in the hoop house. The excess produce harvested from the hoop house in donated to the NMU Food Pantry and is available to anyone to get fresh veggies.

Hoop house creates learning environment for students, by students

Katarina Rothhorn October 17, 2023

It’s 6 p.m. on a Tuesday evening and student responsibilities do not really seem to matter anymore. Music plays from speakers over the heads of students digging their hands into the soil to pull up potatoes...

EARTH FEST — Environmental student organizations collaborated to host Earth Fest during the ninth annual Andertons Earth Week at NMU. Pictured: Jonas Trombetta, Hoop House (left) and Mary Kelly, Gamma Theta Upsilon and Hoop House (right).

GTU celebrates ninth annual Anderton’s Earth Week with Earth Fest

Ryley Wilcox April 26, 2023

Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) organized the ninth annual Anderton’s Earth Week and celebrated the week with Earth Fest on Wednesday, April 20, which served as a showcase of all the environmentally minded...

Reid Kenyon cleans out a garden bed of watermelon vines to prepare it for a new crop. Kenyon is one of the student volunteers helping keep the hoop house running and growing produce for the community to enjoy.

Hoop house grows produce for NMU Dining, prepares for winter

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor October 8, 2021

Every Sunday at 6 p.m. Cole Bonino dresses in work clothes and prepares to get her hands dirty while pulling weeds and turning compost. For Bonino and the handful of other students that join her, this...

composting at hoop house

Initiative aims to make industrial composting more accessible

Olivia Apa, Features Writer September 21, 2021

An industrial composting project is currently underway to come to all NMU Dining services.  Zoe Tardy, senior environmental science and natural resource management major, submitted a model for an on-campus...

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