Exciting Food Systems Courses for Spring 2018

Calling all students! We are happy to share two exciting Food Systems courses being offered in spring 2018.

Growing Through Experience

Seeing individuals and groups come together and volunteer their time to support the production of sustainable local agriculture is a beautiful thing.

A Tale of Plants and Personal Identity

During my time on the Student Farm this semester, I learned to harvest a myriad of fruits and vegetables, to work with irrigation systems and hand tools, and to sort and pack produce for a small-scale market garden operation.


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.

Get involved!

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

More opportunities ☛

Contact: Leslie Pillen, lrp143@psu.edu

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.

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