Summer Solstice Celebration I Friday, June 21 I 6:00 – 9:00 pm

The Student Farm at Penn State will host its third annual Summer Solstice Celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 21, at the one-acre farm, located near the intersection of Big Hollow and Fox Hollow roads.

The celebration is free and open to the public. Two food trucks, Brazilian Munchies and Taproot Kitchen, will serve dishes made with produce grown at the Student Farm. Guests are also welcome to bring their own picnic dinners to enjoy on the grounds. Local live music will be performed by Three Out of Four.

Guests of all ages will enjoy activities such as corn hole, face painting and planting flowers. Student Farm merchandise also will be available for purchase. Anyone planning to attend is advised to bring a reusable water bottle, sun protection, a blanket to sit on, and wear closed-toe shoes. The farm also asks that guests not bring pets to prevent damage to crops currently in production. For more information visit https://www.studentfarm.psu.edu or email Sohpia Barbour.

Plant Sale  |  Friday, April 28  |  11:30am-5:30pm

Save the date for Student Farm Club’s third annual plant sale! Student-grown vegetables and herbs will be available for sale, with all proceeds supporting the Student Farm. Please bring cash or check, and your own bag or box for your seedlings.

Seminar on Agroforestry  |  Wednesday October 26  |  6:30pm

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Keefe Keeley, Executive Director of The Savanna Institute
“Production Agroforestry: Scaling Up Perennial Food & Forage Systems”
When: 6:30pm, Wednesday, October 26
Where: Rm. 350, Health & Human Development Bldg.
Sponsored by: Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Agroforestry (NEMA); RE: Farm Café; The Student Farm @ Penn State; Centre County Farmland Trust

Art on the Acre  |  Sunday July 17  |  4-6pm

Art on the Acre Wrap up your Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts (Arts Fest) weekend on the Student Farm! Join us THIS Sunday, July 17th, between 4-6pm for farm tours, farm-fresh snacks, and flower pot decorating. Tours will start every half hour, with the final tour starting at 5:30pm. This event is free and open to the entire community, including families and children. Visitors can help paint pots for the farm, and paint a pot to take home! Clay pots, paint, brushes and vegetable stamps will be provided. We ask that you wear closed-toe shoes, bring a water bottle, and wear clothing that you don’t mind painting in (we will also provide paint smocks). The Student Farm at Penn State is located at the intersection of Big Hollow Road and Fox Hollow Road. Parking is available on the street. We hope to see you there!

Join us for a Community Volunteer Day at the Student Farm!

June 18 Volunteer Day

Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to spend Saturday morning on the Student Farm where we’ll spend some time touring the acre site and discussing our progress this season.  Following our tour, volunteers can lend a hand in growing our initiative by planting pollinator and beneficial insect garden beds around the acre!
When: June 18th, 10 AM to 12 PM
What to bring: closed-toe shoes, water bottle, and gloves/ trowel if you have them!

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