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University and Sustainable Student Farm work together

Student grown produce at the Sustainable Student Farm Open House on September 11, 2015.

By Stephen Nye

October 19, 2015

October is National Farm to School Month, a celebration of connections between schools and locally sourced food and the benefits that result from them. http://www.farmtoschool.org/our-work/farm-to-school-monthMDEJUniversity Dining Services spends $16 million — in dining halls and catering service...

Sustainable Student Farm grows year-round

The Sustainable Student Farm operates year-round to bring fresh produce to University Dining, from growing in the high tunnels during winter to growing in the farm's fields during summer.

October 22, 2014

At its intersection with South Windsor Road, Lincoln Avenue turns into a gravel driveway that leads to barns, sheds and a fenced-in seven-acre area of plots full of rows of plants. With only a few greenhouse frames and various crops outside, the Sustainable Student Farm is so much more than what it ap...