Some shots of the fermentation fair
Student projects from the Art and Science of Fermented Foods class
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BELLY DANCING CLUB – ACTIVE
Mission: This group is meant to offer students the opportunity to learn and practice belly dancing weekly (or twice weekly). A club will ensure consistency, proper costumes, group bonding and participation/preparation for community shows.
CHESS CLUB – ACTIVE
Mission: To create an environment where people can socialize and have fun played chess.
COA RUNNING CLUB – ON HOLD WINTER 2014
Mission: To build a community of runners, to raise money for charities important to club members through running in/hosting races
COLLEGE OF THE ATLANTIC QUIDDITCH TEAM – ACTIVE
Mission: Fun, exercise, Harry Potter. We are passionate about the ancient and wondrous sport of Quidditch, and wish to share with the COA community. An official Quidditch team will promote teammate camaraderie, healthfulness and a sense of magic on campus. In addition, with the existence of the International Quidditch Assocition, this team might, in time, lead to connections with other colleges and universities via friendly games with life-minded Quidditch enthusiasts.
EARTH IN BRACKETS - ACTIVE
Mission: Earth in Brackets focuses on being a platform through which youth, particularly COA youth, can become informed and involved in international environmental processes. As an on-campus organization, Earth in Brackets will be away to incorporate interested students from diverse academic backgrounds.
FIBER ARTS CLUB - ACTIVE
Mission: To meet regularly to knit, spin and weave together. We will host workshops to learn the basics of wool processing, spinning and weaving
THE GOOD FILM CLUB – ACTIVE
Mission: To establish a quality film club at the college. We will watch weekly films from around the globe, which have been recognized as artistically unique or historically important.
HULA HOOP CLUB – ACTIVE
Mission: To bring the community together to enjoy a fun activity. Also helps keep bodies in shape with a more enjoyable workout routine. It is also an opportunity to share skills and discover them, all using a circular prop. It is to help others manipulate their space and feel confident working with the energies within and around them. The goal is to allow everyone to see their potential and instill confidence by teaching a fun, experiential, experimental activity.
KAIZEN AIKIDO CLUB – ACTIVE
Mission: To practice and study Aikido
ONENESS MEDITATION – ACTIVE
Mission: Bringing happiness, gratitude, love and bliss into our lives through guided meditation and shared experience
POETRY COLLECTIVE – ACTIVE
Mission: To provide a space and community for students interested in developing the art of the spoken word.
RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS CLUB – ACTIVE
Mission: To perform acts of kindness that brightens peoples’ days and temporarily alleviates stress. These kindnesses may be directed at individuals, randomly or intentionally, or at larger groups or the whole community.
SORE TOES – ACTIVE
Mission: To teach the joy of dancing with partners and community to allow opportunities for a common place to meet others who share this joy.
SPECTRUM – ACTIVE
Mission: To provide the COA community with a safe space to discuss pressing social issues and identities. When Spectrum started, the group focused strictly on the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) community. These identities are still heavily discussed by Spectrum. However, today group members are widening the discussion to include a variety of additional important topics such as race, gender identity, women’s rights, and socio-economic issues. In fact, weekly discussions often include aspects of all of these subjects.
SPIRIT GROUP – ACTIVE
Mission: To bring COA awareness to spiritual opportunities. To allow students to explore alternative practices such as shamanism, healing methods, meditations, ceremonies/rituals and any practice in a safe, unified environment with other students. To allow for different vibrations that may heal ourselves and the world.
SPROUT – ON HOLD WINTER 2014
Mission: To provide an educational model of resilient and regenerative food systems on the COA campus
VEGAN/VEGETARIAN CLUB – ACTIVE
Mission: We are here to create a community for the vegan, vegetarian and veg-curious and build awareness of vegetarian and vegan issues in the greater COA community.
Mission: The purpose of this club is to make woodworking a reality at COA. Our hope is that with time and the success of this club, there is the potential for many varieties of woodworking projects, a functioning shop and a solid infrastructure.
I chose to come to COA because students are not just numbers here. COA is a community full of people who care about each other. Everyone seemed to want to share knowledge and this experience with me when I came to visit.
Lucy Allosso ‘15
Monday, March 3:
Breakfast: Egg scramble/tofu
Lunch: Honey Mustard Pork/Tempeh, Green beans, White bulgar
Dinner: Shepard’s Pie, Carrots, Israeli couscous
Tuesday, March 4:
Lunch: Fat Tuesday! Gumbo; chicken/sausage/red bean, Rice
Dinner: Reubens, 3-Bean salad, Chips
Wednesday, March 5:
Brunch: Stuffed French toast, Fruit
Dinner: Veg Alfredo, Broccoli, Polenta
Thursday, March 6:
Lunch: Cuban beef or ham (Milkhouse Farms), Black beans, Yellow rice
Dinner: Nori rolls, Pad Thai
Friday, March 7:
Lunch: BBQ Mushroom/Turkey Meatloaf, Veg, Potatoes
Dinner: BFD, Pancakes
I'm the anon that asked about GSM life. I just wanted to say thank you for your answer. I knew COA was my dream school for a reason.
You’re very welcome! :)
Mushroom-butternut squash lasagna — so good!
But mostly I am a devotee of the morning coffee and muffin— it helps me get to an energy level that’s anywhere even close to Don Cass’s in 8 am Organic Chemistry!
- Ellie Oldach ‘15
Mock negotiations in Global Environmental Politics was fun
- Nathan Thanki ‘14
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The $589,300 start-up grant will make COA’s Peggy Rockefeller Farms self-sustainable.
Peggy Rockefeller Farms, which were gifted by David Rockefeller in January 2010, consist of 125 acres divided among four parcels of land that are part of the largest remaining contiguous area of pasture on Mount Desert Island. The contribution will help PRF fulfill its main goals for expanding the project: 1) raise organic crops for the COA dining hall; 2) create an orchard demonstrating ecological practices, agroforestry, and silvopastoralism; 3) raise livestock in a multi-species rotational grazing system; 4) be a net energy producer through a mix of renewable energy technologies; 5) offer research, educational, and outreach opportunities for the island and region; 6) achieve financial sustainability; 7) restore and sustain the quality of the farmland at PRF; 8) become a resource and model for other colleges and small farmers; 9) create a positive work environment for students and staff.
Peggy Rockefeller Farm
By Darron Collins