Recent News on The Farm

Big Thanks and Farewell to Zack Grant!!!

This is a "News Item" that is well past due! It is time to give a big shout out and thank you to Mr. Zachary Grant who has been the fearless leader of the Sustainable Student Farm from it's conception in 2009 up until March of this year! All of Zack's work is the reason that the SSF exists today. Before he started the farm he was doing his masters work here at the U of I studying High Tunnel production and brought his extensive knowledge to the farm. He, with the help of many student workers built the 3 moveable high tunnels that we still use today. He also worked through the early lean years of the farm to give students an exciting experience and to grow and harvest quality produce for the Dining Services here on campus!!

SSF FIELD DAY 2015!!!!

On Friday, September 11th from 3-6pm, the Sustainable Student Farm and Woody Perennial Polyculture project will host an open house. The U of I Dining Services will be serving Delicious and FREE food and drink prepared from SSF produce. the Sustainable Student Farm, the Woody Perennial Polyculture Project and the U of I Community Garden Plots will be giving tours

The Fresh Press will have an information booth, and perhaps doing some paper making demos.

The Architecture Department will be talking about the farm stand display pieces and the washing/packing/shed complex they built for us,

The Student Sustainability Committee will be there along with any number of other affiliated groups with information about their exciting projects happening on campus!