The SU Farm Club provides research and volunteer opportunities to majors and campus groups.
By: Bernadette Koff
SHIPPENSBURG — Since 2012 Shippensburg campus has enjoyed a farm providing fresh produce to the community and dinning services. In 2014 the SU Farm Club harvested over 600 pounds of food for Shippensburg Produce Outreach, an organization that provides produce to community members in need, and dinning services.
The Farm Club partners with local schools to host volunteer and workshop events. The members of the club plan stations involving educational and fun activities for over 100 kids.
The organic farm used row covered crops instead of pesticides to keep the bugs away from the crops.
The farm also has chickens and honey bees in addition to the vegetables. In the summer the farm grows tomatoes, peppers, zucchini and pumpkins and in the spring and fall they have spinach and lettuce.
The club was awarded the PERC sustainability champion in 2013.