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Good News for Locavores

by Deborah Lanser
Introduction

The Administration/Infrastructure Standing Committee provides communications and technical support to LLI.


Who?

The Administration/Infrastructure Standing Committee provides communications and technical support to LLI.

What?

The Administration/Infrastructure Standing Committee provides communications and technical support to LLI.

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Visiting Blithewood Gardens

by Gretchen Lytle
Introduction

The Administration/Infrastructure Standing Committee provides communications and technical support to LLI. 


A June Visit

The Administration/Infrastructure Standing Committee provides communications and technical support to LLI. 

Beds with Native Plantings

The Administration/Infrastructure Standing Committee provides communications and technical support to LLI. 

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An Annual Meeting with a Latin Flair

by Deborah Lanser
Introduction

On May 16, President Robert Beaury proved once again that he knows how to throw an annual meeting. The 50 or so attendees began by enjoying a delicious breakfast organized by departing Hospitality Chair Irene Esposito and incoming Hospitality Chair Betti Steel. Then Bard Professor Joan Tower introduced three Bard music students,

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Locavores, Rejoice!

Introduction

On the northern edge of Bard’s campus lies a 1.24-acre farm that harvests more than 20,0000 pounds of organic produce for the Bard community every year. And some of that produce is sold to local consumers at their farm stand on Thursdays throughout the summer and early fall. The stand is well worth a visit for anyone who relishes fresh local foods.

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Blithewood Garden

Introduction

Blithewood Garden is a handsome, classical Italianate formal garden that overlooks the Hudson River with the Catskill Mountains as a backdrop. At the beginning of the 20th century, Francis L. V. Hoppin designed both the current mansion and its formal garden set in the hillside, over 100 feet above the river.

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New Survey for 2023

Introduction

This month members will receive the 2023 Bard LLI Annual Membership Survey. Although LLI has been sending out annual surveys for a long time, this one is different. For the first time, we are requesting demographic information, which will be completely confidential. There is no way that anyone can trace answers back to an individual.

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A Course is Born!

Introduction

Receiving the LLI catalog and registering for courses this Spring semester probably reminds us how fortunate we are to have the chance to learn together. But how do these courses magically appear? Have you ever had a great idea for a course? Or thought you could teach one yourself but didn’t know how to get on the class schedule?

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Some Thoughts From New Members

Introduction

In the recent new member survey, 31 of the 63 members of the LLI class of 2021 shared their thoughts about their first semester at Bard LLI. Many were grateful for the welcome they received and they rated the quality of their courses highly. Others had some reservations and offered suggestions for improvement.

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Hybrid Learning Comes to Bard

Introduction

We know all too well how the world of education has been turned upside down. Zoom has replaced the classroom presenter sharing thoughts with an LLI audience eager to learn, enjoy, and relish each other’s company. But surprise of surprises, some of us actually like remote learning.

We like seeing faces along with names,

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