Finish out your Arts Festival week with some relaxing arts and crafts and farm-fresh snacks! On July 15th, come out to the one-acre Student Farm near the intersection of Big Hollow and Fox Hollow roads from 4 to 6 p.m. to enjoy a beautiful afternoon of farm-art fun and farm tours.

The free, family-friendly event will include vegetable-based tie-dying and intern-led, educational farm tours. Kids will learn about different varieties of vegetables and herbs, how our food is grown, and how the crops they see on the farm can be transformed into food they can eat, and art they can create.

Guests will be able to tie-dye fabric for bracelets, handkerchiefs or necklaces that they can take home, and enjoy seasonal farm-fresh snacks as well. Guests are encouraged to wear sturdy shoes, as well as bring a water bottle and sunscreen.

The mission of the Student Farm is to educate people about sustainable food systems, cultivate community, and increase access to local foods on campus and in our community.

Directions to the Student Farm can be found here. In the unfortunate case of poor weather, look for updates on the Student Farm at Penn State’s facebook page.