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Organic Vegetable Project feeds students

Organic Vegetable Project feeds students

Molly Sullivan

October 19, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Last year, Chancellor Timothy White released a report on campus services to address student food insecurity, and since then Chico State has been raising awareness and expanding its campus programs. One such program is the Organic Vegetable Project at the University Farm. The Organic Vegetable Proj...

Wildcat Pantry grows, connects with campus and students

Wildcat Pantry grows, connects with campus and students

Molly Sullivan

September 21, 2016


Filed under News

Kathleen Moroney’s office is like no other on campus. Next to her desk and the other typical office furniture, Moroney has two bookcases full of food. There are shelves filled with rice, canned food, peanut butter and a box of squash and gourds lies on the floor. Her office is home to the Wildc...

Sustainability conference aims to teach, promote green mindset

Sustainability conference aims to teach, promote green mindset

Elaine Knudsen

March 29, 2015


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About 1,000 students showed up to the This Way to Sustainability conference, which showcased climate impacts, vulnerabilities, adaptation strategies and implementation methods. “The event is mainly being held to open up students to sustainable living," said Austin Marshall, a volunteer. "A lo...

The Organic Vegetable Market wants to swap students’ homemade CDs

The Organic Vegetable Market wants to swap students’ homemade CDs

Amanda Rhine

November 12, 2014


Filed under Features

The Organic Vegetable Project has plans for Thanksgiving that don't involve sharing an overstuffed turkey smothered in gravy. Instead, they want to share music to make the trip home for the holiday a little more interesting.Starting Thursday until Thanksgiving break, the project's market will be accepting mixed CDs of stude...

Vegetable project produces plenty with little manpower

Vegetable project produces plenty with little manpower

Amanda Rhine

October 5, 2014


Filed under Features

It’s a clear, blue day with a beating hot sun. A flourishing tract of cultivated land yields fresh squash, tomatillos, bell peppers and more, all ready to be extracted by the bare hands of only a few students. Overwhelmed but not discouraged by the impending task, members of the Organic Vegetable Project tackle their duties with enthusiasm d...

Agricultural organization offers organic vegetables

Agricultural organization offers organic vegetables

Gary Nelson

February 11, 2014


Filed under Features

The University Farm is opening a new market on Friday with the Organic Vegetable Project. The Organic Vegetable Project is a grant-funded, research-based and student-run project that started in the spring of 2008. The project was spearheaded by Associated Students Sustainability and Lee Altier, professor of horticulture and director of the...

Organic Vegetable Project expands

Organic Vegetable Project expands

Yessenia Funes

February 3, 2014


Filed under News

With three acres of land, the University Farm's Organic Vegetable Project has the space needed to grow different crops one after the other to keep the soil healthy–otherwise known as crop rotation. The farm grew hybrid sorghum sudan, a summer grass that suppresses weeds, this past summer and winter squash last semeste...

University Farm starts organic market

University Farm starts organic market

Yessenia Funes

January 26, 2014


Filed under News

The University Farm will host a Friday market Jan. 31 as part of its Organic Vegetable Project.The Organic Vegetable Project is a collaboration between campus and community members dedicated to growing and selling organic produce, according to the project's website.The market is a natural fit because stude...

University Farm begins Friday organic market

University Farm begins Friday organic market

Yessenia Funes

January 25, 2014


Filed under News

The University Farm will begin a Friday market on Jan. 31 as part of its Organic Vegetable Project.The Organic Vegetable Project is a collaboration between campus and community members dedicated to growing and selling organic produce, according to the project's website. The market is a natural fit b...

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