Service learning takes rural plunge

Program gives students a chance to discuss farming issues | October 23, 2002

The opportunity to explore alternative agriculture issues is once again being offered to students through the University’s peace and justice program. The mini service learning experience takes students to a farm in Tell City, Ind., to discuss farming economics and to meet with farmers and farm advocates. This rural plunge is an overnight experience that begins Friday, Nov. 1, at 1:30 p.m. and lasts until Saturday, Nov. 2, at 9:00 p.m. The cost is $10. The deadline for registration is Friday, Oct. 25. An additional service learning event has been added to the schedule. Students are invited to visit the New Lebanon Organic Farm on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 1:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. This visit to an organic flower and vegetable farm explores the joy of organic farming and discusses which is better: the green revolution, the gene revolution or the organic revolution. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, Nov. 5. Space is limited to 15 students, and the cost is $7. Students are enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis at the Dorothy Day House. The fee is due at the time of registration. For more information, call 513 745-3046.