Saturday, March 7, 11:00AM-3:00PM; Cost: $45
Learn how to start vegetables from seed in your home. This saves money and opens up a world of vegetable varieties not available commercially. We will look through seed magazines, talk about equipment and actually plant seeds in our beautiful greenhouse! Dress to get dirty and in layers as it can get hot in there! Refreshments will be served! Location for this class is in Loyola’s green house.
This summer, take a course in Loyola's "wilderness classroom" at the Retreat and Ecology Campus and get hands-on experience in ecology, restoration and sustainability.
Loyola named 4th greenest college by Sierra Magazine
Loyola University Chicago once again gets recognized for it's sustainability efforts taking place on the campuses. Named as the 4th greenest college in America by Sierra Magazine, Loyola has the opportunity to demonstrate how the university is making great strides to promote sustainability on and around campus. For more on the article, http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/slideshow/top-ten-coolest-schools-2014#9
Seasonal Update by Farm Manager, Emily Zack
If you are curious about how Loyola's Farm is doing and want to find out how the season progressed check out a blog written by Farm Operations Manager, Emily Zack.
Are you up for a Challenge?
Looking for a fun and interactive challenge for your group to participate in this spring or summer? Loyola's challenge course at the Retreat and Ecology Campus is one of the largest and most exciting ropes courses in Illinois. Participants will have the opportunity to transfer learning on the course to their everyday lives through a reflective process, while developing trust, communication, and leadership capacities.
New Duchossois Food Systems Lab and Kitchen now open at LUREC
Loyola's Retreat and Ecology Campus is thrilled to announce that its new demonstration kitchen, the Duchossois Food Systems Lab and Kitchen, is now open for classes and events. The goal of the kitchen is to bring the experience of a professional kitchen to students, community members, and others, including those not familiar with food preparation. The kitchen, in conjunction with the campus farm, will allow students and guests to learn techniques that will lead to better, smarter, and healthier ways of living. Some team popular team building offerings include an Iron Chef Experience, Employee Incentive Program, and Farm Workshops.