Supported by staff, students, farm aides and faculty, students work in the Organic Farm throughout the entire growing season. The growing methods practiced and taught at the Farm provide a working example of organic agriculture with a focus on soil health. Students learn how to plan, plant, maintain and harvest a diverse array of crops while also developing a wide variety of agricultural skills.
Students can learn the art and science of making compost at the Compost Facility. Student-designed composting tunnels rapidly turn farm waste into compost for fertilizing the fields and orchards.
Other student projects include the Composting Facility, installation of the composting toilet, and expansion of the orchard, creation of a master plan for the Organic Farm, design and installation of an aquaponics system.
Student Groups and Activities at The Organic Farm
Every year, the Community Gardens hosts a Harvest Festival at the Farm to celebrate the end of the growing season!
The farm is focusing on diversified production of vegetables, flowers, fruits, herbs for local markets. The program emphasizes student learning in hands-on farm management and decision-making as well as development of necessary farming skills and knowledge.