Sustainable Agriculture Project
The GVSU Sustainable Agriculture Project is a collaboration between students, faculty, and staff to experience sustainable agriculture on the Allendale Campus. The project began with a group of students in 2008 and has expanded in the past few years to include a variety of different initiatives. We are passionate about sustainable food systems while learning about organic farming practices.
Urban Farming Intern
Wellhouse is seeking an Urban Farming Intern to focus on their Mushroom Growing Project. Interested? Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to apply.
2013 CSA Shares are now available!
For more information about our CSA program, please click here.
2013 Community Garden Plots
The GVSU Sustainable Agriculture Project farm is offering community garden plots for 2013. The plots are raised beds that measure approximately 3'x8' or 4'x8' respectively. The rental cost for each plot is $25 for students and $35 for faculty and staff.
Apply for your very own space by clicking here.
Notice Regarding the Farm Stand
The Farm stand will move to the GVSU Famers' maket from June 5 to September 25. More information about the Farmer's market is available here.
Notice Regarding Volunteer Hours
Open volunteer hours at the farm will be cancelled when the ambient temperature falls below 20 degrees. There will no longer be volunteer hours on Tuesdays; Volunteer hours are now Fridays from 1 to 430 pm.
Come visit our Hoop House!
Thanks to donations from CLAS, BCOIS, and the Student Senate on behalf of Farm Club, the GVSU Sustainable Agriculture Project now has two Hoophouses. These unheated structures are 30' x 72' and are covered by two layers of poly to assist in creating a micro-climate that allows us to have an extended growing season. The houses were installed in mid-August of 2011 and 2012.
A big thanks goes out to all of our Hoophouse donors for helping us to extend our growing season without the use of fossil fuels!
GVSU's Farm Club
The Farm Club is a group of students who are actively involved in the Sustainable Agriculture Project. These students are committed to volunteering their time to ensure that each new growing season is a positive contribution to the Grand Valley community. The Farm Club extends their invitation to any Grand Valley student seeking educational volunteer opportunities!
Visit our Calendar for a complete listing of Upcoming Events and Volunteer Hours.
Farm Club Meetings for 2013
Please join us at The Wesley House on:
- Friday, April 19th @ 3:30
- Friday, May 3rd @ 3:30
Questions, Comments, Concerns? Contact Us.
Interested in making a Donation?
- Visit http://www.gvsu.edu/giving/funds.htm
- Type Sustainable Agriculture Project into the search field.
- Click Give Now.
- Complete the Online Giving Form
By phone: Please call us at (616)-331-7366 between 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday, and a staff person will be happy to help you.
By mail: Please print the pdf version of the Giving Form and mail to:
Grand Valley State University
301 Michigan St. NE Ste 100
PO Box 2005
Grand Rapids, MI 49501-2005
Page last modified April 30, 2013