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The Yoga of Ecology: A Day In The Life of the Green Wheeling Initiative

2013-07-22-kdcoverIn my previous “Yoga of Ecology” post, I shared the truly brilliant and compassionate work of the Green Wheeling Initiative (GWI), a grassroots ground-up local food movement in Wheeling, W. Va. The GWI is helping the diverse peoples of Wheeling to reclaim their backyards and the bounties in their backyards through community gardens, cultural workshops, grant programs, and campus ecology events, amongst much else.

Compost Workshop

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Rosemarie Rochetta Wessies Rooftop Garden

Ecodome-2560x1424Located on the Quinlan Life Science Building is the Rosemarie Rochetta Wessies Rooftop Garden which houses the first garden as part of Urban Agriculture Demonstration Gardens project. This garden is a demonstration and exploration of three-season (spring, summer, fall) growing seasons a variety of seasonal herbs, produce and flowers.

Urban Agriculture

urban-garden-demo-proj420Two gardens on Loyola’s campus demonstrate some of the best small-scale urban agriculture techniques from Chicago and the world. This demonstration is intended to educate students, faculty, and staff of the University as well as the greater community.