Growing Garlic on the Furman Farm

Several weeks ago, we pulled up some garlic at the farm that had been in the ground since September. It has been cleaned, dried, and is currently curing, hanging in groups of 3 or 4 from our ceiling. Growing garlic: Garlic is grown from individual cloves. These can be purchased from seed companies or saved from other bulbs. Do not use grocery store garlic, as it … Continue reading Growing Garlic on the Furman Farm

Duke, Vanderbilt, and Furman: Coming together on sustainability issues

Last week, the Shi Center hosted a get-together of all the Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation Fellows to connect and discuss issues of sustainability. The Foundation supports a $75,000 grant which supports the fellows of all three universities. Check out the article at http://newspress.furman.edu/?p=3393. Continue reading Duke, Vanderbilt, and Furman: Coming together on sustainability issues

Most Unsustainable Foods

A growing number of studies and experts suggest that eating “green” is important for the health of our bodies and the planet.   Rather than completely revamping your diet, there are many small changes that you can make that can have a positive impact on the planet. Knowing and avoiding foods that have an especially large negative environmental impact can help reduce your environmental “food-print.” So, … Continue reading Most Unsustainable Foods

The Pool Garden, One Family’s Approach to Sustainability

One of the greatest things about the sustainability movement is the ingenuity it has inspired in so many people.  Creativity will be  essential in coming up with solutions to our current social, economic, and environmental issues. In Mesa, Arizona, one family has turned an empty and unsightly backyard pool into an urban garden which is completely capable of sustaining their family of four. Known as … Continue reading The Pool Garden, One Family’s Approach to Sustainability

Eco-Musical Synthesis At the Shi Center

For the past two years Furman University has played host to the nief norf Summer Festival, a gathering of under- and post-graduate percussion students from around the country dedicated to exploring, commissioning, and presenting all dimensions of contemporary music.  The Festival participants perform several concerts during their stay at Furman, often exposing their audiences to the newest trends in percussion performance and composition. This doesn’t … Continue reading Eco-Musical Synthesis At the Shi Center