Last fall, Earth Charter Butler (ECB) proposed the creation of the Butler Campus Farm.
The student organization approached the Center for Urban Ecology (CUE) with the idea of a campus farm
The campus farm proposal developed from the organization’s interest in local and organic foods and food safety, according to the CUE.
An area near Butler Prairie was selected to be the site of the campus farm in January 2010.
The Butler Campus Farm is a half-acre agricultural project founded by the CUE and ECB, and sustained by Butler University volunteers and volunteers from the surrounding communities.
The mission of the campus farm is to allow students, volunteers and all participants to more fully understand food safety and how to grow local foods through organic farming techniques.
The Butler Campus Farm volunteers have already been busy working all spring and summer.
The farm housed events such as a Soil Prep, Fence Raising and Summer Harvest Potluck to enjoy the food and company of those involved with the Butler Campus Farm.
The campus farm will be having farm stand sales in the fall in the Butler Gazebo between Atherton Union and Jordan Hall on Tuesdays 4-6 p.m. and Thursdays noon-1 p.m.
The Butler Campus Farm also welcomes volunteers Tuesdays noon-1 p.m., Wednesdays 5-7 p.m. and Saturdays 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.