Shippensburg University Campus Farm
In May of 2014, the Shippensburg University Farm moved to a new location close to campus on Britton Road just down from the parking lot behind the Spiritual Formation Center and chilling plant. The plot is owned by Shippensburg Township, which has agreed to let Shippensburg farm on the land for 20 years. The farm has been used for research and volunteer opportunities by the Biology, Geography/Earth Science, and Social Work departments, as well as the Shippensburg University Counseling Center, orientation groups, and Living Learning Communities within the dormitories. In addition to providing an outdoor educational experience for Shippensburg students, the farm has hosted volunteers from local elementary, middle and high schools, Girl Scout troops, and residents of a nearby independent living community.
The farm was established in August of 2012. SU Farms was officially recognized as a club in February of 2013.
Campus Farm Mission
The primary mission of the Shippensburg University Campus Farm is to provide students with a hands-on learning environment where they can apply concepts learned in courses to practical situations that enable the campus and the community to improve sustainability and to provide fresh produce for campus dining services and community members in need.
The campus is located off Britton Road near the Burd Run stream. You can walk through the Spiritual Formation Center parking lot from campus and down the road below the chilling plant.
Contact the Farm
SU Farm Advisor: Dr. Heather Sahli