Northland College has a big problem: not enough leftovers. Students at the school have been combining food waste and organic materials like leaves, wood chips, lawn trimmings and cardboard since 1993 and converting what could have become a stinking mess into rich, black, earthy compost. SIGN UP NOW. A state-of-the-art composting machine, installed in 2017… Read More →
Northland College has joined a public-private partnership designed to accelerate the development of hazelnuts as an agricultural product found in wild form throughout the region. The College, American Hazelnut Company, Bayfield Foods Cooperative, the UW-Extension Service, and the University of Wisconsin’s Biological Systems Engineering department, together are undertaking a two-year program to develop cost-efficient systems… Read More →
Northland College staff and students traveled to LaCrosse, Wisconsin to participate in the 2018 MOSES Organic Farming Conference, the largest event in the U.S. about organic and sustainable farming. The 28-year-old conference draws over 3,500 people from around the nation and across the globe, bringing together all kinds of people who are working toward a… Read More →
Northland College President Michael A. Miller, 62, announced he will retire when his contract expires next year. His retirement will be effective June 30, 2018 “Serving as Northland’s 13th president for the past seven years has been an honor and goes down as my final and greatest professional accomplishment,” he said. During his seven years,… Read More →
We love food. We source it locally, prepare it well, and compost the scraps. We offer a variety of dining options and meal plans.
For my work at the Center for Rural Communities I have traveled all over the north woods. In between oversized plaster animals and a surprising number of bigfoot’s hometowns, CRC staff and I take the time to inventory the historic downtowns of rural communities across our region. We take note of the kinds of businesses,
A harvest trail meal is a celebration of seasonal abundance and a way to embrace sustainable, open, and vibrant food systems that improve the overall health of communities, according to Danny Simpson, assistant manager of the Hulings Rice Food Center. And it is in this spirit that Simpson and his colleagues will be whipping up
Northland College welcomed one of the largest classes of students in celebratory fashion. Under blue skies and sunshine, Drummer Stevie Matier led 215 or more new students across Fenenga Bridge to the campus mall. Students each carried a stone embossed with their name in their hand—many gathered during their Outdoor Orientation trips in previous weeks—to
At Northland we live our sustainability mission every day. We consider how our actions will advance sustainability in all of its forms: health, community, culture, environment, energy, and economy. It’s from a full-spectrum point of view that we seek to understand, develop, and respond to our institutional goals. Going green is a part of everything
The Northland College Alumni Awards Program has announced the 2019 alumni awards plus the addition of one honorary alumnae. Don Chase ‘62, Lifetime Achievement Award This award was created to fit the incredible dedication and persistence of Don Chase ’62. Don has served Northland College for more than sixty years in a variety of roles.