Duke Campus Farm
The Duke Campus Farm is a multiyear project to construct an educational farming facility on Duke University land. The farm has three main objectives:
- Provide diverse experiential and academic offerings to position Duke as a leading food educator
- Strengthen and connect disparate food issue efforts into an aligned food movement
- Increase access to and consumption of local, sustainable and student-grown food on campus
All produce from the Duke Campus Farm is used by Duke's main food service provider, Bon Appetit, in Duke's dining halls, including The Marketplace and The Great Hall. November 2010 marked the beginning of a one-year, one-acre pilot project, when students broke ground to plant a winter cover crop. The first spring harvest and sale of produce to Bon Appetit took place in April 2011.
The farm is already serving as an important educational forum. In the spring of 2011, three courses involved collaboration with the farm, which was originally born out of the ENV 171 class, taught by Charlotte Clark, in Spring 2010.
The Duke Campus Farm is a place where students, faculty, staff, and members of the community to learn about farming and food and truly understand our connection to the land.
Visit the Duke Campus Farm website and blog for more information and current events.