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, the group was named after a UW-Madison 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 toward sustainable agriculture. F.H. King Students for Sustainable Agriculture is affiliated with CIAS.
The largest F.H. King project is a two-acre student farm where students learn organic and sustainable gardening techniques. The garden produces about 4,000 pounds of vegetables, fruit, flowers and herbs each growing season. Most of the produce is distributed free of charge to the UW-Madison campus community as part of Harvest Handouts.
Other F.H. King activities include educational workshops, a blog, book and movie reviews, Full Cycle Freight composting, and a tower garden. For more information on F.H. King, visit their website, Instagram or Facebook pages.