University of Vermont

Common Ground Student-Run Educational Farm


The years goal was to increase their vegetable donations, secure funding for a hoop-house, set up a farm stand on campus and create a club t-shirt. The club voted on Matt Leonetti (PSS) as the farm manager. Matt Jeremy Dahl (PSS) Phil Pare (SNR), Yarrow Collins (PSS) were full-time farm workers. Tobiah Schulman (PSS), Claybrook Griffith (PSS) and Chase Rosenberg (ENVS) were part-time farm workers. They had two share holding options, one of for 15 weeks and one for 18 weeks. 36 shares were sold. Donation came to 15,025 pounds of vegetables, apples, tomatoes and potatoes from research plots.

Students started a vegetable stand on campus in front of Bailey-Howe Library. A hoop-house will be built in summer of 2003. T-shirts were made and distributed.

September tours include a b us load of Environmental Science first year students. Classes (PSS 195) Nursery Management and Plant Pathology (PSS 117) used the farm for classes. Two 1st year developmentally disable students from Colchester High School also came and worked daily for 6 weeks. The first annual Harvest Festival for students, faculty and shareholders were also held. Edmunds Elementary School kindergarteners also visited the farm in October.

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