Avid outdoorsman. Champion of education. Tireless volunteer. Editor of the one of the most iconic publications in America. It’s hard to know where to begin describing Peter Geiger Hon. ’14 and his commitment to making the world a better place, but when documenting sustainability initiatives in the Saint Joseph’s College community, Geiger’s name tops the go-to list.
Professor Mark Green steps into key role as hydroponic enterprise director for the Institute for Local Food Systems Innovation By Manuela Arundel It all began with a 320-square-foot shipping container. In April 2017, Hannaford Charitable Foundation generously donated Maine’s first Freight Farm to Saint Joseph’s College. Freight Farms, a Boston-based agricultural technologies company, builds [...]
The College will break ground for the one-third-acre hydroponic greenhouse of the Institute for Local Food Systems Innovation, and, soon thereafter, launch its first competency-based courses and certificate programs in hydroponic culture.
In fitness, business, and life, Tommy Dahlborg ’18 puts in effort and reaps rewards By Emma Deans At 7:30 AM on a Tuesday morning, Tommy Dahlborg ’18 walks into the weight room in Alfond Center and greets Professor Mary Lynn Engel. Normally, Professor Engel instructs Tommy in business coursework but today she is the student [...]
The Montalvo Corporation promotes MBA leadership student Bryon Williams ’19 to director of sales & marketing By Emma Deans Montalvo CEO Robin Goodwin promoted Bryon Williams ’19 to director of sales and marketing in 2017 and said, “Bryon is highly committed to delivering excellence both internally and externally, directly benefiting our customers and his [...]
Two of Maine’s leading road construction managers, who support the College’s Institute for Local Food Systems Innovation, are awakening Gorham’s agricultural past By Emma Deans Danny (left) and Jon Shaw stand on the Shaw Brothers Family Foundation’s land in Gorham, which will be used for recreational and farming purposes. Photo: Emma Deans. [...]
Hayley Winslow ’18 brings business acumen to her new professional role for the College By Emma Deans Through Hayley Winslow’s role as business services manager for Saint Joseph’s College’s Mission-Aligned Businesses, she tells “the story of the business.” Photo: Emma Deans. With the warm sun beating down, Hayley Winslow ’18 macheted a [...]
Family, work, community, and self By Lee Kennedy ’87 Lee Kennedy ’87, taking time out to enjoy Portland’s foodie scene. Photo: Sean Harris. When I enrolled at Saint Joseph’s College, my initial impression was that it was an unassuming place that received people very well from all different backgrounds. It didn’t matter where [...]
High-Tech Job Opportunity on Campus By Patricia Erikson (L to R) Lily Lamkin ’20 (Standish, ME), Danielle Martin ’19 (Derry, NH), and Rebecca Barulli ’20 (Tyngsboro, MA) work in the hydroponic Freight Farm on campus, the first hydroponics facility of its kind in Maine. They transplant vegetables and flowers from seedling troughs to the [...]
Saint Joseph’s College Announces Launch of Institute for Local Food Systems Innovation with $4 million in Funding
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine announced at a press conference today its launch of the Institute for Local Food Systems Innovation–a strategic partnership with federal, regional, and local governments, as well as corporations and individuals–that pursues the College’s long-standing initiatives in sustainability and community engagement, while contributing solutions to Maine’s need to recover manufacturing jobs, develop [...]