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.
Thanks to donations from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Academic Advising Center, Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies, and Student Senate on behalf of Farm Club, the GVSU Sustainable Agriculture Project now has two Hoop Houses. 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 Hoop House donors for helping us to extend our growing season without the use of fossil fuels!