Archive for July, 2009

Woodlawn Students Give O2 For You!

This morning, eight students from Woodlawn’s Guiding Our Talented Youth Ahead (GOT-YA) program joined Roots&Shoots and O2 For You at the Kenwood Healthcare Center to give peace lilies to the residents in an effort to raise awareness about indoor air quality.  Most of us spend 90% of our lives indoors, and for the residents of […]

New Students Visit Local Gardens

Yesterday nearly 40 incoming students from the Class of 2013 took a CKP tour from 5710 S. Woodlawn down to the Brickyard Garden on 61st and Woodlawn.  The students are part of a special early program for incoming first-years, and are visiting many parts of the University before the school year starts with fall quarter. […]

Frogs, Lawns, and Food: CKP Presents Dr. Tyrone Hayes

        Last Saturday, Dr. Tyrone Hayes, a professor of integrative biology at the University of California at Berkeley, came to lead a seminar titled “Frogs, Lawns, and Food.”  The seminar was cosponsored by the Graham School of General Studies at the University of Chicago and the Civic Knowledge Project.  Dr. Hayes flew in […]

Apple Trees at 5710

    Thanks to enterprising CKP Director Bart Schultz, we now have disease-resistant apple trees growing in the Timuel D. Black Diversity Garden!  The apple trees fit perfectly with 5710’s plan for a fall harvest and a donation to a local soup kitchen.  We hope to see some harvest this year, and for many years […]

CKP Participates in Hyde Park’s 4th of July Parade!

CKP Director Bart Schultz and enthusiastic students participated in Hyde Park’s 4th of July parade yesterday.  A great time was had by all, continuing on with the proud tradition of CKP involvement in the parade.   Head over to the Winning Words blog to see more parade pictures and hear more about what went on. […]

Photo-Journal Entry #2

The Timuel D. Black Diversity Garden took great leaps forward last week!  Please take a look at the new pictures and stop by to see the work we’ve done.       As you can see, thanks to generous donations from our sponsors, the garden continues to grow!  Feel free to stop by 5710 S. […]