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Whitman Students in Agriculture: Breaking Bubbles

November 6, 2015

Walla Walla is Washington’s breadbasket, and the rolling wheat fields around Walla Walla provide an attractive accent for Whitman’s brochures. But some students and alums have ventured past the wheat fields to get involved with local agriculture as volunteers, farm hands, and managers. Many ...

Glean Team and Organic Garden help fight hunger in community

Glean Team and Organic Garden help fight hunger in community

Martina Pansze

October 23, 2014

With boxes picked of deformed fruit and baskets of free vegetables, Whitman Glean Team and Organic Garden are doing their best to help the Walla Walla community's food insecurity issues. Gleaning is the act of collecting leftover produce from farmers after a harvest. The club picks (or "gleans") the ...

Organic Garden Weathers Winter, Waits for Spring

Organic Garden Weathers Winter, Waits for Spring

Lane Barton

February 20, 2014

With snow falling hard last week, many students had to adjust to the cold realities of winter in Walla Walla, but for the organic garden and its caretakers, this kind of snowfall is just another part of their seasonal cycle.  Due to the naturally cold winters in Walla Walla and the frequency...

Peace, Work, Gandhi Found in Organic Garden

August 29, 2013

This article was written by Genny Jones '14. Once you've pried open the finger-painted doors to the Whitman Organic Garden shed, looked past the pitchforks, hoes and rakes in a trash bin, past the mismatched gloves and purple "Garden Bible" binder, past the various vinegars and organic pest killers,...

Students question timing of club budget request forms

Students question timing of club budget request forms

Karah Kemmerly

April 26, 2012

For the first time this year the ASWC budget request forms required club leaders to itemize lists of their expenses for each event they put on. Senior Finance Chair Fritz Siegert worked on restructuring the club budget request form to address several areas of the previous form, which he found...

Spring restlessness: Pio spotlights favorite places for spring recharge

Spring restlessness: Pio spotlights favorite places for spring recharge

Kate Robinette

April 14, 2011

For many Whitman students, the onset of warm sunny days brings some impatience with familiar haunts and with confining, formerly cozy work spaces. Productivity decreases, irritability increases and students feel that unless they get out and enjoy the sun, their semesters will not end admirably. Taki...

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