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’s 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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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 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...

Tina Candelo-Mize, field manager of the Organic Vegetable Project. Photo credit: Yessenia Funes.

Organic Vegetable Project expands

Yessenia Funes // February 3, 2014

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...

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 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...

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 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...

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