The Common Reading Experience 2012-2013

Events

Questions? Contact Claudia Lilie, First Year Experience Coordinator at 216-687-3734.

Beginning in March 2013

Volunteer Opportunities at Local Urban Farms
Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer or enjoy gardening, help out a local urban garden get ready for the growing season. The list of opportunities is below. As local farms request volunteers, they will be listed below. Look over the list and choose the urban farm you would like to assist in getting ready for the growing season.

You will be required to volunteer for at least 2 hours to fulfill your common reading event requirement. If you need other volunteer hours or just want to help, consider staying for the entire day or coming back again.

  1. Maggie's Farm - An Urban Farm in the Stockyards
    Volunteer opportunities include:
    • Repair work
    • Build out of garage
    • Bed Building (a hybrid of lasagna gardening and huglekultur)
    • Prepping of existing beds and spreading of mulch
    • Weeding, planting (square foot gardening method) This will continue until October.
    • During harvest season
      • Harvesting
      • Veggie Washing and Packing
      • Delivery of CSA packages
      • Running the Farm Stand/Helping with Gordon Square Farmers Market
    * The lots are M1 (W. 63rd), M2, M3 and M4 (W. 61st), M5 (W. 58th and Lorain, M6 (W. 44th and Lorain).
    Hours: Starting in March we will be working Monday ‐ Saturday from 8 am until sunset.
    Location and Public Transportation - Our main location is 3413 W. 63rd St. This is between Storer and Denison Aves. The 45 and 81 buses run right near us. The W. 61st St lots are nearer to Clark. Either bus can get you there, but the 45 is the closest and there is also the 21.

    Maggie's Farms is interested in volunteers who are energetic and have a strong desire to complete the tasks using the methods taught on site. Be sure this is the volunteer opportunity for you. If not, please choose another event. More information about Maggie's Farm including waiver.

Sponsored by SEM (Student Environmental Movement and local Urban Farms)
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 – 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Making the Grade Workshop
Christine Vodicka, Director Tutoring/Academic Success Center
Discover strategies to make this semester successful. Gain knowledge of strategies on test taking, how to manage your time and what you need to do to complete this semester effectively.
Please RSVP
Location: MC 146
Monday, April 22, 2013 – 10 am to 3:00 pm
(Several demonstration will occur during the day. Participants need to attend one presentation.)
Gardening Using Limited Space
Join in the celebration of Earth Day on campus. Participate and learn the system of square foot gardening, planting a garden when space is limited from local urban farmers. Explore how to grow your plants in 20% of the space needed for a traditional garden. Also find out how this method will be incorporated on Cleveland State’s campus. Hands-on presentation will be done throughout the Earth Day event.
Sponsored by SEM (Student Environmental Movement and local Urban Farms)
Please RSVP
Location: CSU plaza area
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 – noon to 12:45 pm
Eating Vegan
This event is part of the Brown Bag Tuesday series. Seating is limited, register early.
Sponsored by the Mareyjoyce Green Women's Center, 216-687-4674.
Please RSVP
Location: MC 142

Past Events Available for Viewing Via Streaming Video:

"Eating Ethnic Food Can Be Healthy" with Laura Taxel
Presentation Date: October 30, 2012
Location: Cleveland State University, Student Center Ballroom
Watch the Video
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