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Good Earth is responsible for running a small, sustainable-focused CSA (community supported agriculture) farm. All major decisions are made by the executive team and members under the advisement of faculty advisers. Given the privileged access to campus resources, we are only able to provide our share membership to ISU community. Anyone outside of the ISU community is welcome to subscribe and participate in our social activities.


This organization has no affiliations.

Constitution / Tier

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Tier Campus Organization

Membership Information

Student Members 51
ISU Members 3
Non-ISU Members 4
Allowed Members Students, faculty/staff, community members
Allowed Officers Students
Membership Qualifications Must have an interest in farming and getting in the dirt. Laborious tasks such as weeding, planting, and harvesting will be required. Must be able to withstand the heat of the summer sun.
Membership Restrictions Must have affiliation with Iowa State University (student, staff, faculty, etc...) in order to participate as a work share member. General interest and volunteering are open to the broader Ames community.
Elections/Selection Yearly, in the spring
Meetings 2023 and 2024: Biweekly meetings in the Student Innovation Center

Description of Regular Meetings/Activities

Since 2022, we have been growing crops in high tunnels at the Iowa State Horticulture Research Station. We have three shifts every week (on Monday and Wednesday evening and Sunday early morning) to go volunteer and pick fresh, organically grown vegetables and herbs.

Description of Special Events

We extend the opportunity to participate in the PFI and MOSES Conferences each year (GESF sometimes sponsors), and sometimes special events like Earth Day or tree plantings, etc... Under those circumstances, we will contact the appropriate parties for volunteers (maybe an hour or two, maybe a weekend commitment).