Cool and Eco-Friendly

'Parade' magazine highlights the College Farm in its special Earth Day Across America feature.

‘Parade' magazine highlights the College Farm

by Christine Baksi

The College Farm represents the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in Parade magazine’s special Earth Day Across America feature, which takes a state-by-state look at the "50 coolest eco-friendly things Americans are doing." The article highlights the College Farm’s USDA organic certification, contributions as a food producer for the Dining Hall, donations to the Project SHARE food bank and sustainable food-waste practices.

Located just six miles from campus, the College Farm has more than 15 acres of vegetable production ground and 18 acres of animal pasture. It supports the academic interests of students and faculty, promotes renewable energy through solar applications and builds a greater awareness about how food is generated using techniques that help sustain natural ecosystems.

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Published April 20, 2015