STORIES in Agriculture and Life Sciences


Ashlee Hespen


The hilly land, lush forests, large gullies and rocky soil on the island of St. John are much different from the Midwest terrain that two Iowa State University horticulture students are accustomed. Morgan Wright and Winston Beck spent six weeks this summer on St. John as a part of a service learning project titled EARTH- Education And Resiliency Through Horticulture. Iowa State's partner in the project is Gifft Hill School (GHS), a private kindergarten through 12th grade school on the island. The program is funded through a gift commitment from Dana ('67 dairy science) and Martha Robes, who have a residence on St. John.