Student Farm blog roll
Mark Van Horn, our current Student Farm director is retiring in 2017 and we are looking for someone to take on this key leadership position.
Mark Van Horn, director of the Student Farm at UC Davis was awarded the first Mark Van Horn On-Farm Educator Award, established by the Sustainable Agriculture Education Association and presented during the association’s recent biennial conference. In choosing future recipients, the association will look for them to share Mark’s passion for teaching sustainable agriculture and engaging students in the learning process.
By Alec Rosenberg, UC Newsroom
A new effort to provide California growers with seeds for tomato, bean, pepper and other crop varieties that are specially bred for organic farming has been launched. Plants will be bred at the Student Farm, in partnership with the Plant Breeding Center and Organic Seed Alliance.
College Values Online, an online college ranking system recently ranked the Student Farm at UC Davis as #6 student farm in the country. See how we stack up among the 30 rated farms.
Carol Hillhouse, School Gardening Program Director and Ecological Garden Coordinator at the Student Farm was recently interviewed by Capital Public Radio on water wise tips for gardening in the drought. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it all starts with building healthy soil!