NMH Magazine 2018 Spring

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L AM P L IG H T E R WAY

Students Speaking Out Nearly 50 NMH students joined 3,000 people in Northampton, Massachusetts, for a “March for Our Lives” to protest gun violence after the deadly Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. It was one of hundreds of marches that took place simultaneously across the country on March 24. The event’s closing speaker was Mia Flowers ’19 (far right), who said, “When a student dies, we just pray and walk away, but why? Why do we walk away?”

FOOD CONNECTIONS

Between the NMH Farm and Alumni Hall is what Farm Director Jake Morrow calls “a closed nutrient cycle” that boosts NMH’s sustainability. Scraps from Dining Services’ food prep are fed to the farm’s pigs, who fuel the making of super-rich compost — 1,600 bushels in six months — which, in turn, fertilizes the vegetable fields. “The result is that we are able to produce really high-quality vegetables for the school community,” Morrow says. “And the best part is that students can participate every step of the way.”

ILLUSTRATION: JESSICA MCGUIRL

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