DEAR NEW FARM:
I'm starting a small organic farm at my college (St. Olaf
in Northfield, Minnesota) that is focusing mainly on veggies
and herbs. We have a great setup: Our cafeteria has agreed
to purchase all that we can grow, so our market it guaranteed!
It would be great to read some stories about other campuses
doing similar projects.
Way to make a positive impact on your community! We’re
currently experimenting with a different format for reader
discussion groups, with the New
Farmer Journal Forum debuting to our general readership
this week. As we’ve been attending meetings this fall
and winter, we’ve been talking to student farmers across
the country, many of whom have expressed interest in the idea
of a web-based clearinghouse for information exchange. And
it’s our intention to provide one. Soon we’ll
be following up the New Farmer Journal Forum with “Student
Farm Forum”, a place where student farmers can hang
out, take a break from farm chores, and share ideas and information.
Have other ideas for discussion rooms? Send them to The New
Farm Senior Editor Dan Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
us with comments, suggestions and questions.