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Making Wine at the Volkening Heritage Farm: Melanie Blume Reports on Her SUST Internship Experience this Semester

This is the 3rd guest post by RU senior Melanie Blume, a SUST major who is interning with conservation and education staff at the Spring Valley Nature Center and the Volkening Heritage Farm near Roosevelt’s campus in Schaumburg IL. These excellent facilities … Continue reading

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RU Community Garden Plots Still Available for 2015

The RUrbanPioneers Community Garden at Roosevelt University​’s Schaumburg Campus has 7 garden plots still available for the 2015 growing season. Please contact RU Environmental Sustainability Associate (and Garden Manager) Mary Rasic (mrasic02@roosevelt.edu) if you want to claim one of these … Continue reading

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Illinois Audubon Society and Joliet Park District Announce Major Expansion of an Urban Woodland

Green space is a premium in urban environments, and opportunities to expand existing high-quality parkland and natural areas come along all too infrequently. This week, the city of Joliet (pop. 148,000) learned that its famed urban forest in the East Side … Continue reading

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Conservation at Spring Valley: Melanie Blume Reports on Her SUST Internship Experience this Semester

This is the 2nd guest post by RU senior Melanie Blume, a SUST major who is interning with conservation and education staff at the Spring Valley Nature Center and the Volkening Heritage Farm near Roosevelt’s campus in Schaumburg IL. These excellent facilities … Continue reading

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RU Community Garden Plans for Its Upcoming Growing Season in Schaumburg

Roosevelt University’s Physical Resources Department is coordinating the Schaumburg campus’ RUrbanPioneer Community Garden for the 2015 growing season. This is the garden’s fourth year and its leadership team, led by senior SUST major and Environmental Sustainability Associate Mary Rasic, is excited to get … Continue reading

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Trail Development Proposal for Ladd Arboretum in Evanston To Be Discussed on Feb 17th

The City of Evanston will host a community workshop on Tuesday, February 17, 6 p.m.to 8 p.m., to discuss the proposed changes to trails in the Ladd Arboretum, a 17-acre nature preserve on the north side of Evanston. The workshop … Continue reading

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Agricultural History and Food Education in Schaumburg; Melanie Blume Reports on Spring Valley Internship Experiences this Semester

This guest post is by RU senior Melanie Blume, a SUST major who is interning with conservation and education staff at the Spring Valley Nature Center and the Volkening Heritage Farm near Roosevelt’s campus in Schaumburg IL. These excellent facilities are part … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, conservation, education, food, history, Illinois, internships, parks and public land, Roosevelt, service, students, suburbs