Cooking Collaborative is back!

On Friday nights, the leaders of the Student Farm’s Cooking Collaborative can be found busy chopping vegetables, cracking eggs, stirring pots, and enjoying the company of each other while creating a delicious, local, and healthy meal.

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The growth of the Student Farm is rooted in healthy soil

By: Lily Draklellis Sustainable agriculture is a key resource in combatting climate change. I know it sounds far fetched, but think about it. Tilling causes contamination of runoff water, raising livestock releases greenhouse gases. Each...
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Student Farm at Penn State Club members engage youth in sustainability lessons

Student Farm at Penn State members recently partnered with the region’s sustainable agriculture community by organizing over 30 hours of educational programing about sustainability for elementary school children as part of Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture’s (PASA) annual conference, which took place Feb. 2-4 at the Penn Stater Conference Center.

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The interdisciplinary Sustainable Food Systems Program aims to make our own Penn State campus and food system a living laboratory for engagement in sustainable agriculture and food systems by strategically linking classroom education with experiential education, research and community outreach.

We grow plants and so much more… growing minds, growing community, and growing food!

Flagship components of the SFSP include a working Student Farm, a highly active Student Farm Club, and myriad opportunities for collaborations across the Penn State curriculum.

How to get involved:

  • Student Farm internships (Apply today )
  • For-credit internships
  • Coursework
  • Student-led research
  • Club membership or leadership
  • Volunteer!
  • Sign your group up for a tour

Are you interested in bringing your class to the Student Farm for a tour, workday, or class sessions? We want this space to be a living and learning classroom, so come on out!

  • Request a tour or volunteer day for your class
  • Invite a representative to come into your classroom
  • Assign work on the farm for class assignments
  • Develop a project for your class through a course-client collaboration with the Student Farm

Contact: Leslie Pillen,

Our space is open to the entire Penn State and State College community. We host community and family-friendly events year round and we always welcome tour groups. For more information on events, check out our events page and follow us on social media! If you’re interested in coming out for a tour, sign up here.

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