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 www.producefromtheheart.org or contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out photos from the week below.