Curious Beginnings

Curious Beginnings

Eva Bonta, Spring 2018 The independent study I am taking under Leslie Pillen, and the project that I am helping advance had curious beginnings. In fall of 2017, I toured the Student Farm as part of a class I was taking on the global agri-food system, Geography 430. I...
Community: A Place and a Feeling

Community: A Place and a Feeling

By: Tiana Williams, sophomore, Community, Environment, and Development Major My favorite thing about this internship so far is the way it has allowed me to connect to people. It gives me the chance to talk to people I normally would not come across and to connect with...
Developing Leadership

Developing Leadership

By: Luther Coe, freshman, Agriculture, Penn State Altoona With acquiring this internship, I hope to obtain a greater understanding of the Student Farm and the process it takes for one to be successful. Thus, the production techniques, involvement with the CSA, and...
Living in the Present Moment

Living in the Present Moment

By: Madison Rios, junior, Community, Environment & Development If you would have asked me three years ago to go into the field and plant a bed of cucumbers, I probably would have rolled my eyes and fussed a bit. Today, I would bolt straight to the farm with...
Plant Sale-2018

Plant Sale-2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.,–Think spring- revitalize your home garden, apartment or dorm with beautiful, local plants grown in the Penn State greenhouses by Student Farm Club members. A variety of more than 30 vegetable plants, herbs and succulents will be available...
Trying Something New

Trying Something New

By: Bowen Zheng, junior- Nutritional Sciences It has only been a few weeks into the Student Farm training and I already know that I will most likely enjoy my time at the Student Farm during the summer. I lived around farmlands when I was a kid back in China and...
The Business side of the Farm

The Business side of the Farm

By: Allison Smith, junior- Agribusiness Management My name is Allison Smith. I’m currently a junior Agribusiness Management major with a minor in Food and Bio-Innovation. My major focuses on the application of business principles and how to execute them in relation to...
Shiitake Log Workshop

Shiitake Log Workshop

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.,– Spring is coming! For everyone eager to work with living, growing things, the Student Farm has two upcoming workshops that offer attendees an opportunity to get their hands in the dirt: Build-Your-Own Worm Compost System and Shiitake...
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