DePauw's first campus farm is a success

This summer, students and dining services employees planted and grew fresh fruits and vegetables.

Sept. 11—Located just a bike ride away from campus is DePauw’s own farm.

Students and Dining Services employees alike have worked all summer to plant, care for organically and begin to harvest a variety of fruits and vegetables.

The harvest this year will include tomatoes, peppers, onions, beets, corn, summer squash, yellow squash, zucchini, collard greens, watermelon, pumpkins and cucumbers.

The idea of a campus farm began taking root during the 2011-12 academic year. This summer marked the first time the farm was put to use.Sophomore Thomas Miller, president of the Environmental Club and a student farm manager, said working at the farm during its first summer taught him to appreciate the challenges and rewards of growing food.