A Penn State student-centered Sustainable Food Systems minor and Student Farm are now under development through funding from the Sustainability Institute.
This new initiative will serve as a nexus for engaged, integrated and experiential learning about sustainability challenges and solutions. An integrative planning process during 2014 and 2015 will engage the university and surrounding community to create a shared vision and design for this new farm and minor.
You are cordially invited to a fall kick-off potluck on Thursday, September 11 from 7 – 9pm for conversation about the Penn State Student Farm Project, hosted by the co.space (244 East Nittany Ave.). Please RSVP and indicate what food item you plan to bring on this online potluck signup form.
During the evening, we will enjoy facilitated conversation at each table about the guiding principles, character and features of the space that are essential to support experiential learning about our food system, for all Penn Staters and the surrounding community.
Please forward this email and attached flier to others who may be interested. Questions can be directed to Leslie by email.
We look forward to seeing you there!
- Leslie Pillen, Penn State Student Farm Design Coordinator
- Hayly Hoch, Penn State Plant Sciences student
- Johanna Jackson, Leadership and Team Development Facilitator, PSU Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center
Mission: The Sustainable Food Systems minor and Student-Centered Farm at Penn State will strategically link classroom education with experiential education and research to provide transformative learning opportunities in sustainable agriculture and food systems that foster leadership, teamwork, critical thinking and positive change among the Penn State and surrounding communities. It will be an educational, research and outreach program open to interested students, faculty and staff from all programs. (More information)