Greensboro’s fight for food security continues

Greensboro’s fight for food security continues

Chris Collins & Meghana Iragavarapu, Staff Writers

April 29, 2016

Do you know what a food desert is? How about food insecurity? After asking 10 Greensboro citizens downtown, only one knew. Continue reading “Greensboro’s fight for food security continues”

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Year of Pulses educates about food, promotes sustainability

Year of Pulses educates about food, promotes sustainability

Regina Gardner, Staff Writer

February 5, 2016

In an effort to combat global food insecurity, the 68th U.N. General Assembly declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses. “Pulses are annual leguminous crops that yield between one and 12 grains or seeds,” according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ IYP website. Continue reading “Year of Pulses educates about food, promotes sustainability”

Volunteering builds friendship, confidence, community

Brenna Walsh, Staff Writer

September 18, 2015

Back in my naïve days as a first-year, I got written up and was punished by having to volunteer my Friday mornings to work on the Guilford farm. Out of all the punishments of my life, that has been the best one.

I felt mighty and important while digging my hands into dirt looking for bugs to pick off of the green beans, and proud when I saw students in the cafeteria eating cherry tomatoes I picked. I volunteered my service for the greater good, and thanks to me Guilford College students could enjoy juicy cherry tomatoes atop their otherwise mediocre salads.

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Community unites around local projects

Nicole Zelniker, World & Nation Editor

September 18, 2015

It is 9 a.m. on a Saturday, and there are already dozens of Guilford students gathered outside Founders Hall ready to tutor, bake some cakes and get their hands dirty.

On Sept. 12, the Bonner Center and the Office for Student Leadership and Engagement hosted the Guilford Day of Service.

The Day of Service allows Guilfordians to experience community service on a deeper level than serving in a soup kitchen or picking up trash from a park. Many of the sites provided training so the students understood the kind of service they were doing.

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Bonner begins another semester of service

Nicole Zelniker, World & Nation Editor

September 4, 2015

The Bonner Center for Community Service and Learning is in its 24th year at Guilford College, and it is doing more than ever before.

This year, Guilford’s community service organization is implementing three themes: homelessness and hunger, forced migration and food insecurity.
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