B-Street club emphasizes sustainability, farming

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This semester, Pacific has seen all sorts of new events and students, one of them being the B-Street Club, which had its first meeting Feb. 22. The club provides an opportunity for students who want to spread awareness of environmental issues such as the pros of local farming.

The club’s purpose is much more than just planting and working on the farm.

Club Treasurer Samantha Lee said, “You don’t go just to plant and harvest or work on someone else’s environmental project. It was created to offer another outlet for discovery and learning.”

Lee also said that there has been talk of building a rock wall and a children’s garden. The group hopes to sell shirts, seeds and many other things that will raise awareness for the farm.

The BSC is a means for people who enjoy localism, being creative and celebrating farm culture.

The members are also pushing to hold classes for children around Forest Grove to teach plant life, food production and the benefits of seeing hard work pay off.

“The potential to make a huge impact in promoting healthy children, sustainability and a brighter future. The way we learn about the world both reflects and recreates that world.”

Meetings are every Tuesday in the Pulse at noon and the club is always looking for new members. The club’s adviser is professor of art Terry O’Day and the president is senior Anna Lund.

For more information, contact Lund lund0420@pacificu.edu or Lee lee70555@pacificu.edu.

Students can also become a fan of the Facebook page for updates and extra information.


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