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B Street Farms to Become Boxer Gardens
Pacific University unveiled its new Boxer Gardens at an open house Aug. 29. The gardens sit on a compact .4-acre property on the Forest Grove Campus bordered on the west by Main Street, east by Hanson Stadium, north by the barber pole and south along the Stoller Center parking lot.
Grad Teaser
Jen Bass '21 was named the 2021 Pacific University Alumni Association Outstanding Graduate in the College of Arts and Sciences. 
A list of online and physically distanced opportunities for the Pacific community to celebrate Earth Month 2021 in April. 
Nicole George
Nicole George '16 is working to perpetuate and enhance the cultures of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people of southeast Alaska.
Deke Gundersen, sustainability professor, was called as a witness in a Portland climate change case.
Fallon Harris '14 with students at Cornelius Elementary
Alumna Fallon Harris '14 created the nonprofit Eden Acres, promoting environmental literacy for all learners of all ages. Today, the organization is partnered with area schools, public agencies, and businesses, offering outdoor classes and sustainability activities for youth.
Oregon Silverspot Butterfly
Project led by Rich Van Buskirk using scent-trained canines to help identify hospitable habitats for the endangered Oregon Silverspot butterfly.
Scientist Jamie Dwyer will discuss how how incorporating biomimicry can positively transform the way we live.
Makkie Conching smiling in her interview
Senior Makkie Conching developed a vertical gardening system for her sustainable design major, hoping to help those with limited garden space grow their own food. "About 85 percent of our food in Hawai‘i is imported," said Conching, who is from Oahu. "I wanted to start with my family and help them produce our own food." 
Sonja Feinberg '17, loved earning her BA degree in Sustainable Design and is now looking forward to earning her Master’s in Architecture at Portland State University. In a Q&A, she talks about what she enjoyed while taking both environmental and art classes at Pacific and how she decided on which grad school to attend. 

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