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lettuce grows in the tunnel

Lettuce

Lettuce grows between rows irrigation tubing in the Penn State Beaver high tunnel.

a view of the high tunnel from outside

High tunnel exterior

Rows of vegetables take root in the 96-foot-long high tunnel at  Penn State Beaver.

Angela Fishman speaks in front of the high tower

Angela Fishman at the high tunnel

Associate Teaching Professor Angela Fishman talks about the campus farm and garden program during the dedication of the high tunnel. The 96-foot-long tunnel, funded through a Penn State seed grant, will help fill campus-supported agricuture (CSA) subscriptions and the Savation Army's food bank year round. In the background are Provost Nick Jones, Penn State Beaver Chief Academic Officer Carey McDougall, and Vice President of Commonwealth Campuses Madlyn Hanes.

4 students stand in the high tunnel

Farm interns

Farm interns Carley Schroeder, senior; Tanner Matko, freshman; Sara Weigle, freshman; and Alexandra Rudloph, senior, prepare to hand out seeds in the high tunnel after the dedication Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at Penn State Beaver.

four students stand in the campus high tunnel

Growing for good

A university seed grant helped erect a 96-foot-long greenhouse on campus, and organizers hope its impact will go far beyond the food they're able to grow inside it.
Beaver students and administators cut a ribbon in front of a high tunnel greenhouse.

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.

Beaver students and administators cut a ribbon in front of a high tunnel greenhouse.

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.
Students lift a large, curved metal pole into place over garden.

Raising high tunnel at Beaver

Students from three Penn State campuses - Beaver, Behrend and University Park - raised a 96-foot-long high tunnel at Beaver. The tunnel will allow the campus to grow fresh produce year round to supply the CSA, campus food pantry and Salvation Army.

Students lift a large, curved metal pole into place over garden.

Raising high tunnel at Beaver

Students and staff from three Penn State campuses — Beaver, Behrend and University Park — raised a high tunnel at Penn State Beaver this summer. The tunnel, funded by a Penn State seed grant, will allow the campus to grow fresh produce year-round to supply CSAs, the campus food pantry, and the Salvation Army.

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