Notable College Farms

Lehigh Valley:

Gardens are getting started all over the Valley!

Northampton County Community College’s East 40

Lehigh University Community Garden

Muhlenberg College’s Community Garden

Every Ivy League School has a Community Garden or Student Farm:

1. Brown University: Garden Project

2. Columbia University: Food Sustainability Project & Community Garden

3. Cornell University: Dilmun Hill Student Farm

4. Dartmouth College: Dartmouth Organic Farm

5. Harvard University:Harvard Community Garden

6. Princeton University: Garden

7. University of Pennsylvania: the Penn Garden

8. Yale University: The Yale Farm


The Dickinson College Farm

The Fulton Farm at Wilson College

Other Notable US College Farms:

Green Mountain College’s Farm & Food Project– Vermont

Kenyon College’s Farm-to-College– Ohio

Middlebury College Organic Garden -Vermont

Rutgers University’s Cook Student Organic Farm– New Jersey

The Sterling College Farm– Vermont

The University of Vermont’s Common Ground Farm– Vermont

The Cal Poly Organic Farm– California

See the Rodale Institute website for a more geographically varied list.

College Ranker released this list of their top 40 college farm ranking; and College Values Online released this top 30 list. We do not endorse either of these as rankings, but they are useful lists of college farms!

Are you interested in starting a campus farm or garden or otherwise interested in how and why these programs have started? Find a college garden how-to here on Campus Farmers, a project of Bon Appetit for encouraging student growers.

Want to know more about campus farms? Try reading Fields of Learning, a collection of essays about the student farm movement in North America edited by Laura Sayre and Sean Clark (2011)

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