Student Garden Guide

Supporting the next generation of farmers and local-food advocates

As the local-food movement grew and expanded to college campuses, our chefs had enjoyed teaming up with students to buy produce from campus gardens. In conjunction with our fifth annual Eat Local Challenge in September 2009, we released an innovative Student Garden Guide as a downloadable PDF. Developed with assistance from numerous student gardeners and Bon Appétit chefs and managers, the guide offered advice for student gardeners on any college campus (not just ours) who wanted to work with their food-service provider. The useful topics covered ranged from planning the year’s crops to properly invoicing buyers and promoting their foods in the café.

In 2011, we updated the Guide and turned it into the Campus Farmers online network, comprising the website, Facebook group, and Google Drive document library.

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