UD students raise food items and sculptures for the Food Bank

March 14, 2012 under CANR News

Medical Technology Club

NTDT Club

Student groups gathered in the Townsend Hall Commons on Tuesday, March 13, to participate in BlueHensCAN, a creative way to collect much-needed food items and create a spirited competition among UD students in an effort to benefit the Food Bank of Delaware.

UD student teams that registered for BlueHensCAN held food drives and then competed against one another by creating sculptures out of the food items they collected. The teams had the opportunity to work on their structures all day on Tuesday in the Townsend Hall Commons, with judging taking place at 4:30 p.m.

The Medical Technology Club was able to raise 604 pounds for the Food Bank of Delaware, while the NTDT Club raised 148 pounds.

In the end, the NTDT Club took home the awards for “The Best Use of the Food Bank’s Most Needed Items” and the “Best Meal.” While the Medical Technology Club received the “Best Use of Labels” and the “Best in Show” awards.

There is still a chance for the participating clubs to win the “People’s Choice” award, with voting taking place on the CANR Facebook Page until 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 16. The winner will be determined by the group with the most “likes” on their sculpture’s photo.

The team that wins the “People’s Choice” award will receive an ice cream social for their entire group at the UDairy Creamery.

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Poinsettia, Citrus Fruit Sale

October 31, 2011 under CANR News, Events

As part of the holiday season, the Collegiate FFA will be taking orders for their annual poinsettia and citrus fruit sale from October 31st to November 18th.

The fruit last year was excellent and the varieties available have been tremendous-ranging from the traditional full and one-half cases of naval, pink (red) grapefruit, and tangelos to variety packs of mixed fruit including apples, pears, tangerines, navels, grapefruits, etc., all conveniently and attractively packaged. Best news yet – prices remain the same as last year! Citrus sales benefit the training, special activities, and community service efforts of the Collegiate FFA. Delivery is tentatively planned for the week of the December 5th.

The traditional poinsettia sale, with proceeds going into the Collegiate FFA Scholarship Fund, will feature red or white poinsettias in 6.5” pots with 4-6 blooms and 8” pots with 12-15 blooms. We were able to give two scholarships last year through your support. Delivery is also tentatively planned the week of December 5th, but not the same day as fruit.

A Collegiate FFA member will be stopping by CANR departments beginning this week. Should you be missed, feel free to contact our chapter advisors, Dr. Arba Henry (Rm 228, X1320) or Mrs. Alice Moore (Administrative Office, X2504). Payment is requested at the time of ordering.

As always, we thank you for your support of our chapter and its events.
Submitted by: Lindsey Cook, Chapter President

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AGR Holding Coffee & Tea Fundraiser

November 10, 2010 under CANR News, Events

Alpha Gamma Rho is having its first annual coffee and tea sale.  The products are all Fair Trade Certified, Organic Certified, CarbonFree Certified and Shade Grown.

The coffee supports the possibility of a real livelihood for coffee growers, a breath of fresh air for the planet, zero net carbon emissions from “crop to cup” and healthy forests for migratory songbirds. This coffee is essentially as eco-friendly as possible and is roasted, packaged, and distributed by Ground for Change.  In addition, AGR will be donating $1 for every bag sold towards The Nature Conservancy.

For more information on purchasing coffee please contact Craig Parker at cfparker@udel.edu or Kristofer Dewberry at Dewberry@udel.edu. This sale will be running from now till the Thanksgiving Break. Listed below are AGR’s menus of coffee and tea offerings.

Our Coffee Menu, (All are offered in either Whole Bean or Ground and are being sold for $12 for a 12oz bag)

MEDIUM ROAST-Bolivia “Los Yungas”

Smooth and balanced with a fragrant aroma, this high-grown Bolivian coffee
possesses a rich, full body. When roasted to a medium level, it has a sweet flavor with
notes of almond and hazelnut.

MEDIUM-DARK ROAST-Agate Pass Blend

Agate Pass Blend is a full-bodied combination of South American and Pacific coffees
that are roasted to a medium-dark, highly aromatic level. This blend has a smooth,
nutty flavor with caramel, almond and subtle chocolate notes.

DARK ROAST-Peru “Café Femenino”

Cafe Femenino Peru is a medium bodied coffee with a fine acidity, sweet aroma and
hints of baker’s chocolate that are accentuated by a slow, dark roast. We know that
you will enjoy this unique coffee for its wonderful taste as well as for the special story
that underlies its production.

DECAFFEINATED-First Light Decaf Blend

For those who want a great all-day decaf, this full-bodied blend is roasted to a
medium-dark level to bring out a delightful aroma and smooth, mild flavor. SWISS
WATER Process decaffeinated.

In addition to coffee, we will also be selling organic teas for $6 a box.

BLACK TEAS

Earl Grey with Lavender Blossoms

Owes its flavorful foundation to the selected organic teas from India and Ceylon.
These are blended with Bergamot, a Mediterranean citrus, and then enhanced with the
lightest touch of lavender blossoms. The quintessential afternoon tea.

Celtic Breakfast

A richly flavored and robust tea. Leaf from Assam provides a rich touch of malt and
Ceylon teas from mountain estates keep the blend smooth yet striking. Delightful
whenever a strong cup of tea is the favored refreshment.

GREEN TEAS

Dragon Well Green

One of the most famous of all Chinese teas. It has a vibrant color and very appealing
nutty aroma. Particularly well known for a long finish, with a lingering bittersweetness,
this is one of the most refreshing green teas in summer heat.

Moroccan Mint Green

Blended from carefully selected green teas and the spearmint favored in North Africa.
It is a revitalizing refreshment, and a perfect cup with which to welcome guests. A cup
of hospitality and quiet grace, with only half the caffeine of other green teas.

HERBAL TEAS

Chamomile Spearmint

Infused with Bergamot, this tea offers a restful interlude at any time. Chamomile and
Spearmint are appreciated for their soothing comforts. Bergamot is the Mediterranean
citrus used to perfume Earl Grey teas and it lifts spirits while calming nerves.

Northwest Blackberry

A celebration of field and forest. Selected wild leaves and berries are honored around
the world for the herbal brews they yield. Here in the northwest, the richness of
blackberries provides a delightful cup of tea. Fantastic served over ice!

“Thank you for your continued support of our chapter and of the environment, we only have one earth.”

Submitted by AGR

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Collegiate FFA Holding Annual Flower & Fruit Sale

November 9, 2010 under CANR News, Events

As part of the holiday season the Collegiate FFA will be taking orders for the annual poinsettias and citrus fruit sale from November 4th-22nd.

The fruit last year was excellent and the varieties available have been tremendous-ranging from the traditional full and one-half cases of naval, pink (red) grapefruit, and tangelos to variety packs of mixed fruit including apples, pears, tangerines, navels, grapefruits, etc. all conveniently and attractively packaged.

Citrus sales benefit the training, special activities, and community service efforts of the Collegiate FFA. Delivery is tentatively planned for the week of the December 6th.

The traditional poinsettia sale, with proceeds going into the Collegiate FFA Scholarship Fund, will feature red or white poinsettias in 7 1/2” pots with 8-12 blooms and 8 1/2” pots with 12-15 blooms. Collegiate FFA was able to give two scholarships last year through CANR’s support. Delivery is also tentatively planned the week of December 6th, but not the same day as fruit.

A Collegiate FFA member will be stopping by your department beginning this week. If you are not in, they will leave a door hanger and make a return visit. Should you be missed feel free to contact Dr. Arba Henry (Rm 228, X1320) or Dr. Pat Barber (Rm 110, X 4232). Payment is requested at the time of ordering, or email Collegiate FFA President, Ashely Kinsley at akinsley@udel.edu.

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