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Tuesday, September 24th was certainly a day for volunteers at the farm! We had members of the Eco Reps program, a group of four friends, and three of the new Presidential Ambassadors come out to help weed and harvest. 

The crops of the day were potatoes, beets, and yellow pear tomatoes. It was noted early on in our day that the beets had the resemblance of Mandrakes from Harry Potter. Bonus finds were caterpillars, worms, and beautiful weather. 

Thanks to everyone who came out. Hope to see you next time!

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Beautiful cabbage at the University of Michigan’s Campus Farm!

Gorgeous !

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"Why do farmers farm, given their economic adversities on top of the many frustrations and difficulties normal to farming? And always the answer is: “Love. They must do it for love.” Farmers farm for the love of farming. They love to watch and nurture the growth of plants. They love to live in the presence of animals. They love to work outdoors. They love the weather, maybe even when it is making them miserable. They love to live where they work and to work where they live. If the scale of their farming is small enough, they like to work in the company of their children and with the help of their children. They love the measure of independence that farm life can still provide. I have an idea that a lot of farmers have gone to a lot of trouble merely to be self-employed to live at least a part of their lives without a boss."

- ― Wendell Berry, Bringing it to the Table: Writings on Farming and Food
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Wondering how to bike to the Campus Farm? Don’t fret, we’re here to show you!

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2012-13 Eco Reps Sara Lejsner and Kojo Addaquay created this informational video on how to check out a Community Bike. 

Voted the best (*cough* only *cough*) way to get to the Campus Farm, check out a Community Bike today! 

Free 48-hour rentals for the community and DePauw students.

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The DePauw women’s basketball team—NCAA champions—biked out to the campus farm to help harvest. It was great to have an entire athletic team out there working together. More photos by Larry Ligget here: http://photos.depauw.edu/albums/4141/

Our goal is to have over 300 students visit the farm before the season ends in late October-early November. Hours are M-F 9am-1pm with additional hours on T+W from 4-7pm. Come and bike out to the farm with your organization or just with a group of friends! We look forward to seeing you there!

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"How fair is a garden amid the trials and passions of existence" - photos by Larry Ligget

DePauw photographer, Larry Ligget, visited the campus farm to capture the joys of harvesting. And, boy, did he certainly capture them! 

"The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings."

-Masanobu Fukuoka

Come out to the Campus Farm and help us reap the profits of our beautiful one acre farm. Open for harvesting and weeding M-F 9:00 am - 1:00 pm and additional evening hours on Tuesday and Wednesday 4:00 - 7:00 pm.


See you there! 

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In one day this week four of us picked over 270 lbs of produce.

That is a lot of veggies. 

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A big thank you out to D3TV and The DePauw for covering the farm and informing others about all the good work going on here! 

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Hey! Our farm is doing wonderfully. Better than we could have ever hoped at the beginning of the year. We are picking and producing food at an amazing rate! If you are lucky enough to be back on campus already you may have been eating some of our food prepared at the hub.