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(left to right) graduate student Eric Cnus and Sareh Nerwell, first-year psychology major work in the Anderson Hall Communiversity Gardens, 520 Garden Rd. The gardens are open for volunteers every Wednesday.

Communiversity Gardens invites volunteers to learn about food production

By Ally Formeller | April 7, 2022
Volunteers can learn more about food production and farming practices at NIU's Communiversity Gardens with a wide variety of produce.
Students plan garden plots Tuesday at the Communiversity Gardens. The gardens are meant to reduce food insecurity in DeKalb, according to DeKalb County Community Gardens Director Dan Kenney.

Garden feeds hungry DeKalb

By Sophia Mullowney | April 24, 2019

DeKALB — The arrival of spring has helped kick the Communiversity Gardens into gear, as students and faculty alike participate in efforts to prepare the gardens for a new growing season.The Communiversity Gardens are situated in four locations: the...

Service opportunity available at Communiversity Gardens

By Northern Star staff | September 28, 2016

Honors students will have the opportunity to volunteer for community service 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Oct. 27 at the Communiversity Gardens located on the east side of Anderson Hall.The garden is cared for by a network of students, faculty...

Kathryn Olson, senior environmental studies major, shows two-year-old Eleanor Burlingame how to make paper-bag trees on Saturday at the Green Family fun day in Haish Gym.

Earth Week

By Madison Kacer | April 18, 2016
Kathryn Olson, senior environmental studies major, shows two-year-old Eleanor Burlingame how to make paper-bag trees on Saturday at the Green Family fun day in Haish Gym.
NIU alumna Elizabeth Justice collects tomatoes Oct. 5 at the Communiversity Gardens. Students can keep busy this summer by volunteering for the gardens.

Summer guide

By Alexis Malapitan | June 15, 2015

If you’re looking something to do in DeKalb this summer, here are a few things to keep you occupied:Eat downtownIf you’re like me and enjoy eating, there are a number of restaurants you should check out in the downtown DeKalb and Sycamore areas.Texas...

NIU President Doug Baker discusses his trip to the State Senate, at which he and other university administrators testified about how a 12.5 percent or 20 percent budget would affect the university, during Wednesday’s University Council meeting in the Holmes Student Center. University Council members also voted to pass a student grievance policy and discussed how online class guidelines need to be reviewed by the council.

Baker’s fall midterm earns a mixed grade

By Northern Star Editorial Board | October 26, 2014

NIU President Doug Baker has focused on revitalizing the campus through the Master Plan Thesis, but the results have been mixed: Total enrollment has continued to drop and projects are behind schedule, but NIU has seen gains in retention and international...

Garden’s harvest feeds needy

By Keith Hernandez | September 8, 2014

Volunteers of the Communiversity Gardens on the east side of Anderson Hall are planting cold weather crops that will go to those in need throughout the fall.Students, faculty and community members have planted spinach, lettuce and broccoli, among other...