From the City to the Field

Just hours ago the Tuesday crew and I just completed tilling half our fields, de-rocking the beds, planting potatoes, and putting nails in the sheds to hang our farm tools. One year ago I would have never imagined in a million years those words would ever come out of my mouth.

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Student Farm Club travels to Urban Farms in Philly

This weekend offered an inspiring taste of the results of the local food movement and the incredible potential for sustainable development in the Philadelphia area.

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A Recipe for Success

I’ve only been an intern with the student farm for a few months, but already I’ve learned so much and can’t wait to see what the rest of the season has in store for us!

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The interdisciplinary Sustainable Food Systems Program sees our own Penn State campus food system as a living laboratory for engagement in sustainable food and agricultural systems by strategically linking classroom education with experiential education, research and community outreach.

We grow plants, and so much more… growing minds, growing community, and growing food!

Flagship components of the SFSP include a working Student Farm, a highly active Student Farm Club, and myriad opportunities for collaborations across Penn State academics and operations.

How to get involved:

  • Student Farm internships (Apply today )
  • For-credit internships
  • Coursework
  • Student-led research
  • Club membership or leadership
  • Volunteer
  • Sign up your group for a tour

Are you interested in bringing your class to the Student Farm for a tour, workday, or class lesson? The farm is a living classroom–come on out!

  • Request a tour or volunteer day for your class
  • Invite a representative to come into your classroom
  • Assign work on the farm for class assignments
  • Develop a project for your class through a course-client collaboration with the Student Farm

Contact: Leslie Pillen,

Our space is open to the entire Penn State and State College community. We host community and family-friendly events year round and we always welcome tour groups. For more information on events, check out our events page and follow us on social media! If you’re interested in coming out for a tour, sign up here.

Student Farm at Penn State

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