The Edible Campus Program is launching a student farm that will allow students to learn and practice agricultural techniques that address social, economic, and environmental aspects of sustainability while at the same time supplying the Associated Students Food Bank with much-needed additional healthy produce. The Associated Students Department of Public Worms will provide the core maintenance and operationally support for the farm.
Please see below for maps and images of the proposed student farm. Feedback and questions can be sent to Katie Maynard More information can also be found at these links:
The farm is proposed to be located just to the North of the Orfalea Family Children’s Center at West Campus and will have an adjoining fence with the Children’s Center. The proposed farm location is also in close proximity to IV Elementary School, one of IV Youth Projects locations, the West Campus Student Family Housing and associated Community Garden, Coal Oil Point Reserve, and West Campus Point (UCSB faculty housing).
The student farm is surrounded by new and expanding student and faculty housing. Once the San Joaquin housing project is complete (end of Summer 2017), 3,606 undergraduates, 592 families, and 102 faculty and their families will live in the West Campus region (pictured to the right). This does not include the many students and faculty living at the west end of Isla Vista (the large light green box in the photo to the right).
The current location is surrounded on three sides by roadway and on the fourth by the Orfalea Family Children’s Center. Please see these photographs to the right.
Please see the preliminary conceptual design to the right from Landscape Designer Kim True of True Nature, Landscape Architecture.
Click here for a download of the conceptual designs.