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F.H. King Students for Sustainable Agriculture

Posted October 2014

F.H. King Students for Sustainable Agriculture is a student organization working to promote sustainable agriculture at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Founded in 1979, F.H. King was named after a UW professor and author of the 1911 book Farmers of Forty Centuries. Professor King was one of the first people to consider the sustainability of North American farming, and this group meets in his honor to continue to work for sustainable agriculture. This UW-Madison student organization is affiliated with CIAS.

The largest F.H. King project is a student farm at Eagle Heights where students learn organic and sustainable gardening techniques. This 1.75 acre garden produces about 2900 pounds of vegetables, fruit, flowers and herbs each growing season. Most of the produce is distributed free of charge to the campus community at Harvest Handouts.

Other F.H.King activities include educational workshops, Full Cycle Freight composting, a rooftop garden at the Pyle Center and a vertical garden at the Student Activities Center.

For more information on F.H. King, visit their web site:
F.H. King Facebook page