F.H. King Student Farm
Madison, WI 53703
Founded in 1979, F.H. King Students for Sustainable Agriculture is a registered student organization that encourages education and hands-on experience with small scale sustainable agriculture. Through lectures and workshops, potlucks and speakers, we strive to establish the relationship between land, food and the UW-Madison campus community as well as the surrounding community.
To pursue our mission, F.H. King operates a two acre farm located on campus next to the Eagle Heights Community Garden. We follow organic practices, yet do not currently grow on certified organic land. Although F.H. King has two garden directors, we rely on volunteers to tend the farm and are open to teaching any individual how to maintain a garden. During the growing season, volunteers plant, weed, harvest and wash over sixty different varieties of produce. Over 75 percent of our produce is then donated back to students on campus. We have also run a small-scale CSA in past growing seasons.
When we’re not out on the land, F.H. King’s directors and volunteers dedicate their time to planning and facilitating hands-on workshops. Workshops and lectures focus on sustainable growing practices, food preparation, cooking and storage as well as how to run a successful garden. Past topics have included cover-cropping, season extension, canning, raw foods preparation, brewing, and cheese making.