Student Farm transforms education through engaged scholarship and outreach.

Student Farm transforms education through engaged scholarship and outreach.


– In an urban setting, farming can be on a one-acre plot of land
like what we’re on now. It’s not just tilling the
soil or planting the seeds, you learn some many other things, all of the math and organizational skills that go into actually cultivating a farm and all of the interpersonal
and community skills that you have to have to successfully run the farm as a business. It’s so multi-faceted. The student farm is part
of the Sustainable Food Systems Program, it’s in a working farm, and it’s a space for students to learn about a variety
of sustainability topics involving our food system. We have a crew of paid interns who we hire each year and
train to manage the farm. Throughout the year, we
have a variety of courses that will come out and either
do a project with the farm, where maybe they are trying
to solve some sort of problem that we’re having on the farm. – Our advisor, Leslie,
kinda really hands it off to us after a certain amount of time, and it’s really our job
to take care of this place and make sure that it’s successful. – For students to understand
how their food decisions impact the Earth, as well
as their own personal health and the health of their communities, that is a tremendous
component to sustainability.

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