University students, faculty and researchers use the 30-acre organic farm and 3-acre Alan Chadwick Garden as teaching and research sites in organic horticulture and agriculture. Programs also include farm tours, gardening workshops, and programs for K-12 students.
The 11-acre, certified organic Cal Poly Organic Farm provides students with a place to gain hands-on learning experience in organic and sustainable farming and gardening practices.
The Bowdoin Organic Garden supplies vegetables and fruits to the College's Dining Service, and it provides research opportunities for faculty and agricultural experiences for the college community. The Garden is certified organic and has acquired new land that will be available for academic research and sustainable agricultural practices.
"The Ecological Sustainability Landscape (ESL) is a 110-acre tract of land including fields, forests, wetlands, and streams, complete with a three-story house and outbuildings. The ESL is home to three courses, Sustainable Agriculture, The Sustainable House and the Seminar in Ecological Sustainability." Students can explore or research organic gardening, farming, integrated pest management, alternative energy sources, beekeeping, and more.
The certified organic 5.8 acre Indian Valley Organic Farm and Garden is managed through a partnership with Conservation Corps North Bay and University of California Cooperative Extension and is used to teach Marin County residents about local agriculture. The farm also is available to students for research, coursework, and degree program requirements.
College of the Atlantic students can design and participate in independent and group studies, work-study jobs, and final projects that involve Peggy Rockefeller Farms and nearby Beech Farm. Peggy Rockefeller Farms operations include the production of pastured livestock; cultivation of certified organic livestock, fruits, berries, vegetables, and mushrooms; and renewable energy projects. The Farm employs students, offers additional opportunities for hands-on experiences, and offers classes that include organic gardening and farm planning.