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Cucumber vines climbed 10 feet high to the top of the hoop house, leafy ginger plants intermingled with milkweed, calendula, and kale, and sunflowers towered over Fellow Elise Kulers during her visit to the Knox College Farm in Galesburg, Illinois.

Led by Executive Chef Daniel Stern, the Quaker Kitchen is creating weekly food-centered opportunities for students to build community at University of Pennsylvania. Every Friday students gather together in Quaker Kitchen to prepare and share a meal, but this particular week was distinct. Through a partnership with Penn’s campus farm, a unique group of students were invited to enjoy a simple plant-forward meal highlighting seasonal ingredients.

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Bon Appétit Fellow Shannon Tivona joined student leaders from the campus Farm Club, for a special visit to Willamette University’s living educational laboratory known as the Zena property.

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Fellow Peter Todaro shares insight into the Campus Farmers Network, created in 2013 to encourage and support growing food on campus at colleges and corporate locations.