Updated June 16, 2022
Did you know that U-M has a Campus Farm? The collaborative project by U-M students, faculty, staff, community members, and Matthaei-Nichols was designed to grow vegetables and herbs on campus. It began in 2011. Today, it continues to be one of Michigan Dining's 30 Michigan farmers and suppliers of fruits, vegetables, honey, and more, contributing to the grand total of 88% of the food used by Michigan Dining that was grown or processed in the state of Michigan.
Since the fall of 2017, MDining and Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum have worked on expanding the farm along with the U-M Sustainable Food Project (UMSFP) program, increasing campus farm production for sales to MDining, and facilitating academic courses at the Campus Farm and other UMSFP initiatives.
Originally published January 24, 2017