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Student Farm Provides Local Food, Leadership Lessons

Cody Yothers, ’13, and Kaitlyn Pospiech, ’13, are getting their hands dirty learning how to provide locally grown, environmentally sustainable food to the Albion College community through the student farm.

Both students found out that when elements like weather and pests are factored in, things don’t always go as planned. But that experience may be the best educational lesson, says Tim Lincoln, professor and director of Albion College’s Center for Sustainability and the Environment.

Over the summer, Yothers worked with Albion’s student farm as part of his summer research project combining community outreach with community gardening. Pospiech made a deal with Bon Appétit, Albion’s dining service provider, to sell the tomatoes, beans, basil, and broccoli grown on the farm. She also enlisted Albion students to help with harvesting the produce this fall.

A group of five students started the farm during Albion’s Year of Sustainability in 2010.

Albion Partners With MCF on Conservation Project

Abby Williams, '12, works with a student from the University Prepatory Academy
Abby Williams, '12, works with a student from the University Prepatory Academy

Ken Gibbons, '13, is a biology major at Albion College, but he received his first research and outreach opportunities with geology professor Tim Lincoln during the 2010-11 academic year and the summer Foundation for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity program.

Gibbons and fellow biology major Heather Norbert, '12, joined geology major Abby Williams, '12, Whitehouse Nature Center director David Green, and Lincoln as the Michigan Colleges Foundation (MCF) launched a conservation project joining four private Michigan colleges and universities, the University Preparatory Academy (a Detroit-based charter school), and Ducks Unlimited in the creation of wetland in Monroe County along the River Raisin.

Pryce Hadley Awarded Udall Scholarship

Pryce Hadley, '12Albion College junior Pryce Hadley, '12, is the third Albion student in four years to be named a Udall Scholar by the Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation. Previous Albion winners were Erica Tauzer, '10 (2009 Udall Scholar), and Catherine Game, '08 (2007 Udall)