Environmental Studies Students Seek Haverfarm

Environmental Studies Students Seek Haverfarm

Students participating in the Environmental Studies Senior Capstone class are exploring the potential of available agricultural space on campus to encourage environmental awareness, community involvement, and multidisciplinary learning. Calling themselves the Agricultural Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), they are working on plans to develop a Haverfarm and greenhouse and have engaged President Dan Weiss, faculty, facilities staff, and the local community in their discussions. They hope to create a student-run agricultural space that brings the Haverford community together around food, justice, and environmental education.

At the cover crop party. Photo by Estefania Hecht-Toltl '16.

The cover crop party. Photo by Estefania Hecht-Toltl ’16.

The students held an open forum in October to gauge student interest and answer questions about the future of the student farm plot located between Featherbed Field and the south side of the Nature Trail. And earlier in the fall the students held an event to celebrate a cover crop planting.

Students meet in Ryan Gym for an open forum. Photo by Darwin Keung '14.

Students meet in Ryan Gym for an open forum. Photo by Darwin Keung ’14.

To learn more about these efforts, check the Haverfarm Facebook page.

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