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The Purdue Undergraduate Student Farm

The Purdue Student Farm is a small, sustainable farm located near the Kampen Golf Course and Daniel Turf Center off of Cherry Lane. We grow beautiful vegetables, herbs and cut flowers using the principles that naturally govern balanced ecosystems. We also emphasize the education of our undergraduate students through sustainable farming methods. Our educational work is all about food:

• How food can be grown effectively on a small scale
• How food can and should be marketed for profit
• How food utilization can affect the farmer and community
• How food intersects with the economy and the environment

The day-to-day farm operations are managed by several student groups: those enrolled in the "Small Farms Experience" courses, volunteers involved in the Purdue Student Farm Organization, part-time undergraduate staff, and full-time summer staff. The farm manager Chris Adair and faculty advisor Steve Hallett provide guidance to the student workers in order to further their student’s education. As a business, our harvest is dispersed three different ways:

• Through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Boxes
• Commercially to Purdue University Dining Halls
• Donations to the community’s food pantries

If you are interested in joining our work or purchasing our food, feel free to contact us for more information. We welcome everyone!

Purdue Student Farm - Horticulture & Landscape Architecture, 625 Agriculture Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907

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