Dandelion meal served at Goshen College


Because Goshen College hasn’t used pesticides on the campus prairies for the past two years, the dandelions greens that grow are safe for consumption. Students celebrated the arrival of spring by harvesting dandelions from the prairies on campus, which were then prepared in a delicious meal featuring dandelion stir fry, dandy muffins, bread, cookies, and more. Learn more about how we transformed something perceived as weeds into dishes for all to enjoy.

From classroom to community: GC students use iPads to communicate water safety


Goshen College’s alma mater proclaims, “There’s a spot in Indiana where the leafy Maple grows; Tis our dear and glorious Parkside where the Elkhart River flows.” But how much e-coli and lawn fertilizer are also flowing in the river, and is it safe? Some Goshen College students are collaborating with community members to monitor the … Keep reading »

Sustainability Semester launches with canoe trip of watershed


“Launch” is an apt word for the beginning of the Sustainability Semester in Residence (SSR), a new undergraduate program at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College in Wolf Lake, Ind. Students begin the semester with a weeklong exploration of the Elkhart River Watershed, traveling by canoe when possible.

Native landscaping project update

12 acres of the campus lawn grass has been killed and is being converted into native landscaping. It is all on the east side of the tracks that run through campus, around the residence halls, Music Center, Physical Plant and athletic fields.

Large areas of the college campus lawn are being transformed from traditional lawn to native landscaping. For almost a year, Goshen College has been planning and organizing this effort, and on May 2 the process began. The change required that the existing turf be killed and new seeds be planted. Now the slow waiting process … Keep reading »

Bike-to-Work Week!


Various employees joined the Goshen College Bike-to-Work Week team for May 16-20. A few of them gathered for a photo to mark the occasion. Official results: 40 riders recorded 862.8 miles at an average of 21.6 miles. Of the 69 teams competing from Michiana, GC placed 5th. Good work to all!