LaFarm is a sustainability initiative at the College and the cornerstone of the Lafayette College Sustainable Food Loop. Our mission is to integrate curriculum and practice in sustainable food and agriculture for the campus community. We grow produce for the dining halls, recycle nutrients from composted food back to the soil, and serve as a laboratory for collaborative student-faculty education and research.

Professor Brandes captures ecology in action at LaFarm. Spring 2014

LaFarm provides healthy food to the community, multidisciplinary student engagement through classroom participation and academic research. LaFarm is located at the Metzgar Field Athletic complex.  We hope to see you soon out at LaFarm!

 

 

LaFarm Annual Report for 2016

See how our garden grows! ....Errr, well, see how our 15,000 plus pounds of vegetable producing, 3-acre working farm, community garden, and college wide Sustainable Food Loop grows... to be a bit more precise. Enjoy our first ever digital annual report! We hope you like, link, click, follow, and contact us to your content. If you or your organization would like a real-life copy we have turned this report into a beautiful book, but are only printing a few to cut down on waste. Contact us for print possibilities.

LaFarm Annual Report 2016: Here we GROW! LaFarm is the cornerstone of the growing Lafayette College Sustainable Food Loop

Where Is LaFarm?

The farm is located on Sullivan Trail, in Forks Township, 3 miles north of campus and is adjacent to the Metzgar Athletic Field Complex. We hope to see you there as the weather warms! Bike, ride the campus shuttle or carpool to LaFarm.

Click Here for a Map to LaFarm

Work at LaFarm in 2017!

Spend some time outside learning how to plant, care for, grow and harvest naturally grown vegetables! This summer LaFarm will hire interested and committed Lafayette students to help with all things LaFarm. Transportation and regularly scheduled summer work hours are a must, please inquire by email below, and check back for our 2017 application in early spring.

Click here for the Application

Interested in 2017 Community Garden Plots at LaFarm?

Lafayette College has 35 garden plots at the LaFarm Community Garden. Join us and steward land, community and sustainable practices as a vital part of the Lafayette College Sustainable Food Loop. If you are part of the Lafayette College community contact us to see if there is still space available for your very own summer garden at LaFarm!

Click Here for a LaFarm Community Garden Plot Downloadable Brochure

Stay Connected with LaFarm

Notes from LaFarm will keep you posted on seasonally available vegetables, community garden plot openings and special events. Plus the pictures are purtty, too.

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How Do I Get Involved with LaFarm

Can I, my team, or my house come out to LaFarm?
Can I bring my class for a farm visit?
I am doing research, can you answer some questions for me?
Do you host events?

We'd like say YES to all of these requests! Click this link, Fill-out the short form, then email or send through campus mail to your farm manager. Join in on LaFarm activities from Markets, Harvests, Planting, Cooking Classes, Compost Application, Weeding, to Research, Clean-Up & More contact us.

Fill out these quick questions and we will get back to you!

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OMG! LaFarm is building its online presence. Follow along on our day-to-day journey to grow good food!

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