Student run farms on college campuses are cropping up at record levels
across the U.S. In 27 states and at 60 colleges, these farms are providing
an opportunity for students to learn sustainable farming techniques
while incorporating healthy and locally grown produce into the college
dining programs, area farmers markets and restaurants. Another 200 colleges
across the U.S. have joined the farm-to-college program wherein local
farmers provide universities with locally grown produce. As students
begin preparation for the fall 2005 semester, the record harvest from
these quickly expanding programs clearly indicates the "buy local"
movement is on the threshold of mainstream fruition. Learn more and
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