Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Discovery Group Prepares New Student Garden for Will Allen Visit

Will Allen will be visiting Hofstra University to give a lecture on his work on urban agriculture.  All of the incoming students read his book over the summer and they will have an opportunity to meet him and get their book signed.

We decided to memorialize this visit by putting in a new student garden near Stuyvesant Hall.  The grounds department did the initial garden prep and students from the Discovery Program in Student Affairs completed the final efforts.

Check out the photos below of their efforts.

I'm giving the final keynote for the Discovery Group today.  The theme of the talk is 525,600 Minutes:  How Do You Measure a Year?

I stole the idea from Rent's Seasons of Love of course.

If you are not familiar with Hofstra's Discovery Program, it is for students "who wish to be actively engaged through advocacy, community service, outdoor recreation and reflection."  The Discovery students started their first minutes as new students at Hofstra doing great things including working with Habitat to Humanity, feeding the poor, working at a bird sanctuary, cleaning the Manorhaven Trail, and putting in a new garden on campus.  What a start to the year!

How are you going to spend your 525,600 minutes this year?

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