The Student Farm is a living laboratory, a physical site on our own campus where students from diverse backgrounds and majors can learn about food and agricultural systems, and contribute to making our own campus, local and regional food system more sustainable. We seek to engage and empower students to pursue their interests in food systems and sustainability through capstone and thesis projects, for-credit internships, and other academic opportunities.

Sheds for the Student Farm designed and built by Architecture students

While the Student Farm is only entering its second year of operation, we have already supported students in several specialized projects. For example, we have provided engaged scholarship opportunities in new food product development, graphic design, rooftop gardening, integrated pest management, and more.

Students with interests spanning food waste, food justice, sustainable production, nutrition, culinary skills development, communications and marketing, youth education, and more are invited to connect with us to explore how you can apply your skills and interests to make a difference on our campus and in our community. Contact Leslie Pillen at to learn more.

To check out projects that students have completed in the past, view our gallery.