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Student Farm Club

Meetings are every Thursday, from 6-7:30pm in 215 Armsby Building during fall and spring semesters.

To join the Student Farm Club listserv, send a blank email to l-studentfarmclub-subscribe-request@lists.psu.edu.

Student Farm Club was established in fall 2015, and is open to anyone interested in getting involved with the student farm. During club meetings, you will learn about issues in the food system that are important to you, and have the opportunity to join one of two club committees. The Production Committee oversees hydroponic production in the greenhouses, and startup of the one acre farm. The Advocacy and Outreach Committee plans exciting events and workshops to teach others about the food system. Past examples have included the monthly Cooking Collaborative, and film screenings followed by a panel discussion.

Sustainable Food Systems Program Listserv

Sign up below to be added to our listserv and receive bi-weekly e-newsletters to keep up on our progress, and also to learn about opportunities to purchase produce, volunteer on the farm, or attend exciting events!
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Do you need a project for one of your classes? Are you an Honors student looking for a thesis topic? Do you need independent study or internship credit? If so, the Student Farm Initiative has many planning projects that may be a good fit for you.

There are many opportunities to get involved with the planning, design and implementation process for a new Student Farm and Food Systems minor!

Ongoing Project Opportunities:

1. Write stories to share on the Student Farm Blog. Did you spend time in a summer internship that related to sustainable food and agriculture systems? Or read an interesting book about food systems that you’d like to share? We would love to include your story in the blog. Deliverable: approx. 400-word personal story and 1-2 photos; Timeline: ongoing

2. Give short presentations about the project to classes and clubs. Deliverable: presentation; Timeline: ongoing, but especially in early part of each semester

3. Photograph and/or video events and meetings–get creative with documenting and supporting the planning process. Deliverable: photos and/or videos; Timeline: ongoing

Please contact Leslie Pillen if you’re interested in helping with any of these, or other, projects:

studentfarm@psu.edu or 814-863-5116 (office)

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