Student Farm to host 'Art on the Acre' on July 15

July 06, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Student Farm at Penn State will hold “Art on the Acre,” a relaxing evening of arts and crafts, farm tours and farm-fresh snacks, from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 15.

The free, family-friendly event will include vegetable-based tie-dying and intern-led, educational tours of the one-acre farm. Kids will learn about different varieties of vegetables and herbs, how food is grown, and how the crops they see on the farm can be transformed into food they can eat and art they can create. Guests will be able to tie-dye fabric for bracelets, handkerchiefs or necklaces that they can take home, and enjoy seasonal farm-fresh snacks.

The farm is encouraging guests to wear sturdy shoes, and to bring water and sunscreen.

The mission of the Student Farm is to educate people about sustainable food systems, cultivate community, and increase access to local foods on campus and in the community.

The Student Farm is located near the intersection of Big Hollow and Fox Hollow roads; directions can be found online at studentfarm.psu.edu. In the event of inclement weather, look for updates on the Student Farm’s Facebook page.

  • Art on the Acre 2018
    IMAGE: Student Farm at Penn State
Last Updated July 18, 2018