Student Collaborations


We are excited that your are considering collaborating with campus farm on your project! Beyond food, food systems and sustainable agriculture, we’re particularly interested in the following topic areas: land history/plantation history/environmental history; cotton, tobacco and other Columbian exchange crops (okra, sweet potatoes); food justice/food access; the Farm Bill and food and ag policy; waste, compost, waste studies; (farm) systems thinking and critical food studies; wilderness ethic and new agrarianism; pastoral/georgic as literary modes; environmental arts – photography, nature writing. We're sure you can think of many more - we welcome your ideas, thoughts and collaboration on these or other topics.

Starting the Collaboration Early

It is crucial that you start reaching out to your faculty and farm staff regarding the project you have in mind as early as possible. You do not need to have a set idea at this point, but it would be great to let us know your intention to collaborate by filling out this simple Memorandum of Understanding. This helps us to ensure the best experience you will have during your project, and also to track collaborations for funding purposes.

Free transit is provided between the farm and Duke Campus for all Duke affiliates. See here for more details.

Working with you is part of our mission, so please don’t hesitate to reach out at any stage of the planning process.