Sustainable Food Systems Program

Strategic Plan seed grant helping gardens to grow at Beaver, Behrend campuses

With the University implementing a funding model to develop projects that align with Penn State’s 2016-2020 Strategic Plan, and following the success of the Sustainable Food Systems Program at University Park, a two-year, $158,000 seed grant was awarded in 2017 to pilot agriculture and food systems initiatives at the Beaver and Behrend campuses, in support of the plan’s priority to transform education.

Beaver high tunnel ribbon cutting

Provost Nick Jones and Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses Madlyn Hanes joined Penn State Beaver faculty and students to officially open the campus high tunnel. The tunnel is funded by a Penn State seed grant.

Provost, VP for Commonwealth Campuses officially open Beaver high tunnel

Provost Nick Jones and Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses Madlyn Hanes joined Penn State Beaver faculty and students to officially open the campus high tunnel. The tunnel, which was funded by a University seed grant, will support Beaver's campus-supported agriculture subscriptions and the local Salvation Army food bank.

Beaver campus garden

A Penn State Strategic Plan seed grant is helping the Beaver campus to expand agriculture and food-related initiatives, including a campus garden, community-supported agriculture, and a 96-foot-long high tunnel.

University seed grant helping Beaver campus to 'grow'

Penn State Beaver recently received part of a University seed grant that develops learning opportunities around sustainable food and agriculture. Among the initiatives are a campus garden, community-supported agriculture and — coming soon — a high tunnel.