This week in activism April 9-15

During the month of April, University of Nebraska students in various environmental organizations (E.L.P., E.S.C., Green UNL, and Sustain UNL) have kicked off a month long series of events focused on the environment.

This week started off with Nebraska State Poet, Twyla Hansen, who spent the evening of April 12th sharing a collection of her work. Her poetry not only describes the beauty of nature, but it also reminds us of the importance that our interaction with it has. As hard as it seems humans try, there is no escaping the pull that the beauty, energy, and smell that nature draws with.

On Thursday evening, Sustain UNL partnered up with Lincoln Community Crops to prepare their 18th and F st location for this summer. Jimmy, the organizer, lead students through the process of mulching for weed reduction and water retention, turning organic matter over into compost, and the importance of retaining a non-compacted soil for gardening.

Friday evening, Earthstock hosted a four band concert series with CJ Clydesdale Band, Both, Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal, and AZP. The proceeds from the event went to help Lincoln non-profit Produce from the Heart. This organization recovers food from local farmers and businesses that would normally go to waste and redistributes it throughout the community to those in need. Check them out at or contact them at

Check out photos from the week below.

CJ Clydesdale Band
CJ Clydesdale Band
CJ Clydesdale Band
Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal
Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal
Students dancing to a great performance by Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal
Nebraska State Poet, Twyla Hansen
Sustain UNL arrives on site to prepare the 18th & F st community garden.
Jimmy, the site organizer, is explaining the process of turning over compost and its benefits.
Jimmy is leading the way on clearing out the old compost pile.
Community Crops has at least 15 gardens spread across Lincoln, Nebraska. Plots are available to rent each summer for neighborhood residents. Contact:
Nash has been sharing his organic farming experience with fellow students on the UNL campus.
It was a lot of hard work, but it was an enjoyable time to be had by all!
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Adam Fenton

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