Spring flowers are just around the corner - according to the groundhog! Come March, a blast of white will once again ‘spring’ up from the ground all over the Arb. A white that is delicate, fragrant, and seductive (if you happen to be a pollinator).
Oftentimes both Bon Appetit and the Wellness center get questions about how sick students might attain meals for the day. Here is what Bon Appetit and the Student Health and Counseling Center had to say about it.
Although the Cowling Arboretum does not exhibit any karst topography, much of Southern Minnesota does. Karst is a geological feature formed by the dissolution of soluble bedrock such as carbonates like limestone and dolostone.
Four groups of two students competed for the best chili on Monday afternoon during LDC’s Chili Cook-Off. Over the course of two and a half hours, students and chefs worked together to produced the best Chili possible. The results varied, from spicy chilis to savory concotions that had student taste-testers and dinner-goers alike asking for more.
We need a resilient food system that can cope with a changing climate and unpredictable conditions such as this drought. How are we going to get there? Assuming we aren’t holding our breath for federal agricultural policy that will motivate change, then companies of all shapes and sizes need to get creative about what kind of a food system they are supporting.
The birth of every snowflake starts out with a speck of dust. If the temperature in the cloud is below freezing, water vapor condenses onto the particle, forming an ice crystal. The crystal continues to absorb and freeze more water vapor, growing into a snow crystal.
There’s a lot of new changes for Carleton’s Bon Appétit this term. First, Bon Appétit has some new exciting menu items for Winter Term in Sayles Café.
Owls are fast becoming one of the most popular types of birds. However, unlike most other admired birds that are known for being colorful, quick, or vocal, owls’ most celebrated characteristic is their aura of mystery.
For almost three hours, players for the Carleton Gods of Plastic (GOP) ultimate frisbee team sold their haircuts to other students who then shaved the players’ beards and hair to a design of their choice.
The Arboretum is home to eight species of frogs and toads, all of which must survive the brutal Minnesota winters.
Campus Farmers is a collaboration between the Bon Appétit Management Company Foundation and Kitchen Gardeners International (KGI).
Believe it or not, the Arb does not run itself. There is in fact an Arboretum Office, and many hard-working individuals dedicated to its maintenance.