The Orion

CSU, Chico University Farm located on 311 Nicholas C Shouten Ln. in Chico, Calif.

University Farm grows past hardships at their annual sale

Melvin Bui, Reporter // April 30, 2021

Chico State‚Äôs University Farm Greenhouses pruned past obstacles and had record sales at their annual spring sale this year.  The sale was four weekends long. It made $8000 the first week and...

Ali McMorrow (left), senior crops and horticulture major, buys a pomegranate from Kim Narol (right), marketing manager for the Organic Vegetable Project. Photo credit: Molly Sullivan

Organic Vegetable Project feeds students

Molly Sullivan // October 19, 2016

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...

Non-perishable food on the shelves of the Wildcat pantry. Photo credit: Molly Sullivan

Wildcat Pantry grows, connects with campus and students

Molly Sullivan // September 21, 2016

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,...

Ashley Hernandez and Sarah Anderson run the raffle at the This Way to Sustainability conference on Friday. Photo credit: Elaine Knudsen

Sustainability conference aims to teach, promote green mindset

Elaine Knudsen // March 29, 2015
The annual This Way to Sustainability event inspires people to contribute to resilient communities through interactive education and a variety of presentations and workshops.
Elisabeth Quick, a senior agriculture major and Organic Vegetable Project market manager, runs the booth to sell vegetables every Thursday. Photo courtesy of Elisabeth Quick

The Organic Vegetable Market wants to swap students’ homemade CDs

Amanda Rhine // November 12, 2014
Chico State's Organic Vegetable Project expands it's community-building mission with music.
Elisabeth Quick, a senior agriculture major, manages the Organic Vegetable Project market , which is full of organic produce she hand-picked. Photo credit: Amanda Rhine

Vegetable project produces plenty with little manpower

Amanda Rhine // October 5, 2014
Students and faculty commit to the Organic Vegetable Project.
Kyle Riddle, a senior agricultural business major, works the table for the Organic Vegetable Project inside the Bell Memorial Union.Photo credit: Frances Mansour

Agricultural organization offers organic vegetables

Gary Nelson // February 11, 2014
The Organic Vegetable Project sells sustainable snacks to Associated Students and student consumers.
Tina Candelo-Mize, field manager of the Organic Vegetable Project. Photo credit: Yessenia Funes.

Organic Vegetable Project expands

Yessenia Funes // February 3, 2014
The Organic Vegetable Project's newly added 2 acres provide space to rotate crops and utilize green manure crops.
A University Farm tractor pulls visitors travelling down the Sierra Oro Farm Trail last fall.

University Farm starts organic market

Yessenia Funes // January 26, 2014
The University Farm will sell fresh, organic produce every Friday at its Organic Vegetable Project.
A University Farm tractor pulls visitors travelling down the Sierra Oro Farm Trail last fall.

University Farm begins Friday organic market

Yessenia Funes // January 25, 2014
The University Farm will sell fresh, organic produce every Friday at its Organic Vegetable Project.
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