News Category: microfarm

Blog: Growing Through the Pandemic (2020-2021 Student Reflection Series)

July 6, 2021

Part of our 2020-2021 Student Reflection Series. Blog post by Nikki Hammond, Microfarm Project Co-Lead with the Campus Environmental Center.

In the News: Microfarm Donates to Classmates in Need

June 18, 2021

Spectrum 1 News highlights the Campus Environmental Center's Microfarm and their efforts to grow produce during the pandemic for students in need.

Rediscovering the Magic of In-Person Theatre

June 8, 2021

On April 27, 2021, a small group of audience members found their seats, actors carried out their pre-show rituals and technicians prepped their starting cues as they waited for the curtains to rise on the UTNT (UT New Theatre) production of Community Garden. The Campus Environmental Center Microfarm – Whitaker Courts, located North of UT campus, provided fertile ground for a developing play set in a lush garden environment. 

In the News: CEC Opens Seed Swap

April 8, 2021

The Daily Texan reports on the launch of a seed swap in the UT Tower.

CEC and the Green Fund help combat food insecurity during the COVID-19 crisis

Aug. 24, 2020

The Campus Environmental Center and the Green Fund provided food and financial support for food insecure students during the COVID-19 crisis.

In the News: UT MicroFarm Relocates

Sept. 11, 2018

The Campus Environmental Center relocated their microfarm from a fifth-acre plot to a half-acre plot at the Whitaker Intramural Fields on Guadalupe Street. 

A Growing Farm on Campus

March 19, 2018

The MicroFarm, UT Austin’s first and only entirely student-run urban farm, has moved to a new location and doubled in size. 

My Favorite Harvest

Dec. 19, 2016

The UT Microfarm is a place to learn and explore our food system, according to undergraduate student leader James Collins.

In the News: Students Aim to Educate, Sell Fresh Vegetables

Jan. 27, 2016

Students from the UT Microfarm will sell produce on a weekly basis for the first time this year.

The microfarm, a student-run project focused on producing locally grown food using sustainable farming techniques, will sell fresh produce on the West Mall from 3 to 5 p.m. every Monday starting Jan. 24 in an effort to connect more students with its produce. This is the first year the farm has committed to weekly food stands instead of stands three or four times a semester.

The project, a feature of the Campus Environmental Center, is a student organization in the Office of Sustainability started in 2012.

In the News: CEC Encourages Students to Care about their Campus

Dec. 3, 2014

Nestled in a corner on the ground floor of the SSB is the home of the Campus Environmental Center, UT’s first major environmentally-focused student organization. What started in 2002 as a grassroots, student-run effort to supply recycling in departments, offices and classrooms has expanded into a sponsored student organization, unique in its opportunities for individual students to gain work experience while improving sustainability efforts at UT.