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Food

Eating is an act that is simultaneously communal, civic, political, economic, environmental, and agricultural.  

UC Organic Farm 

The college farm is a permanent, interdisciplinary project of the College, part of our ongoing sustainability programming. It is located on 2.5 acres of agricultural fields on 9th Avenue, adjacent to Hunsberger Woods in Collegeville, PA. As a program of the Office of Sustainability, the farm operates on principles of minimal resource use and sustainable agricultural practices, operating as a living laboratory for campus and the community. The farm has been recognized with a statewide award from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) and is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA).  Additional partners are the Ursinus Center for Advocacy, Responsibility, and Engagement (UCARE), the Environmental Studies Department, the Collegeville Economic Development Corporation, and PASA. 

Click here for more information about the program and history. 

 

Sustainable Food Challenge  

Challenge yourself to eat sustainably and make a difference on campus! 

Sign up now for the UC Sustainable Food Challenge and earn a free sticker upon completion. The challenge runs from February 19th-21st. How it works: Log your meals and earn points in the following categories; organic, vegan/vegetarian, waste-free (wrappers, packaging), and grown locally. 

For more information, check out the Office of Sustainability’s website.