Student Blogger Study USA

The Importance of Perspective

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Dustyn Montgomery is HECUA’s student blogger for the Environmental Sustainability: Ecology, Policy, and Social Transformation program this fall. Dustyn is a student from The University of St. Thomas majoring in Justice and Peace Studies. Read on […] Read More »

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Student Blogger Study USA

The Importance of Sharing Meals

Much of our learning in the Environmental Sustainability program focuses on permaculture design. In permaculture design, land is broken into zones. All of the zones rely most heavily on zone zero, which is our inner selves and our own bodies and the way in which we interact with all outer zones. One of the best ways to nourish and regenerate zone zero is through sharing meals, having intentional conversations, and building community among one another. By eating together, we not only serve ourselves, but we serve all of those around us. Read More »

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Student Blogger Study USA

A New Beginning, An Opportunity for Growth

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Dustyn Montgomery is HECUA’s student blogger for the Environmental Sustainability program. Dustyn is a student at The University of St. Thomas, majoring in Justice and Peace Studies. Read on for his first post! The […] Read More »

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Alumni Profile

Emily Lund: Local Food Leader

Emily found the program’s breadth to be particularly helpful as she considered future career paths. “It really helped me get a sense of job landscape, because I got to see a number of people working to support local food systems from a variety of angles.” As the program drew to a close, she asked herself, “How can I be one of those rad people working with food in Minnesota?” Read More »

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Study USA

Farming, Phone-banking, and Body Painting: HECUA internship update

Each HECUA program in the United States includes significant time in the field during a 20 hour-per-week internship placement. Each student in our semester-long domestic programs works with HECUA’s Manager of Internships and Community Partnerships, Emily Seru, to select an internship site and project that meets their learning goals. On a blustery October day, we […] Read More »

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Student Blogger Study USA

An oasis in Osceola – Cari’s story

HECUA’s Environmental Sustainability class offers every enrolled student the opportunity to earn a Permaculture Design Certificate. Students in this fall’s class are completing the certification requirements at Lily Springs Farm in Osceola, Wisconsin. HECUA student Cari Monroe, an Environmental Studies major at the University of St. Thomas, shared this dispatch from Lily Springs with us […] Read More »

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HECUA faculty

Faculty Profile, Sam Grant

We love highlighting the stories of students here on the HECUA blog, but occasionally we'd also like to introduce you to members of our hardworking staff and faculty. The third faculty member in our series is Sam Grant, Environmental Sustainability Program Director. Read More »

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Alumni Profile Study USA

Alumni Profile: Robby Callahan Schreiber

"I was amazed at the wide network of people I was exposed to through the ES program. Through HECUA, I saw that people live their work and that the world is not black and white." Read More »

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