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Northland College students search for orchids as part of research project.

The Orchid Hunters

…summer. “Orchid hunting is a beautifully brutal effort. On one excursion, Hannah [Hoff] and I set up camp far away from the water and before we left, slugs were on everything. The day was not ‘slugless douglas’—our joke for the trip. We hiked a few miles in steep, wet terrain,…


Slow Down, Do Less

Teaching Through COVID-19

…we could transport people in vans at half-capacity, and that everyone could cook individually and sleep in their own bivy sack. But then we’d wonder how masks and physical distance would work for things like whitewater canoeing, swift-water rescue, and sailing. How do you stay six-feet apart from each other…

Portrait of Roger Dreher with canoe paddle.

When Missions Align

Roger Dreher contributes annually to a scholarship to assist students.

…second attempt in late May, and made one last unsuccessful try with two eggs on a floating bog. A light breeze and sunshine trickle through birch leaves, hummingbirds dive and hum, feeding on sugar-spiked water, an eagle flies overhead, and the call of a loon can be heard in the…

Two paddle boarders on Lake Superior

International Joint Commission Coming to Northland

…two countries’ boundary waters. The six new IJC commissioners are currently traveling around the Great Lakes seeking input on water quality concerns. For Lake Superior, they are stopping in Thunder Bay, Duluth, and their last and final session will be in Ashland. The IJC seeks participants’ views on the progress…


2020 SONWAs Announced

Top prizes awarded to Miracle Country and Butterflies Belong Here.

…of a Family and a Landscape (Algonquin Books), an extraordinary account of a young woman’s personal story growing up on the eastern flank of the Sierra Nevada—and the reasons she returned to live there. “Atleework creates vivid pictures of her personal experiences and the historical misappropriation of land, water, and…

Growing Connections

The Radical Act of Cooking Real Food

From Farm to Table and Beyond

…We made homemade soups and marveled at how easy and inexpensive it was to make a satisfying meal for a crowd. This past week we baked bread and made our own butter—it took less than ninety minutes to go from flour, yeast, water, and cream on the counter to warm…