ISU Good Earth Student Farm
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.
Find CSA information and contracts here: https://iastate.app.box.com/s/ewrdio6tyu3kmmpjzuxeibr501jpvyh0
Find our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/ISUGoodEarth/
News & Announcements
February 8, 2019
CSA Share Sign Up Open to All!!
It is now February 8th, so priority sign up for CSA shares has come to an end and sign up is now open to all of the ISU community!
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the CSA format, purchasing a paid or work share with us gives you a box of farm-fresh, sustainably grown local produce every week throughout the growing season, which extends from May through mid-October. Here’s some basic info for anyone who is unfamiliar with our format:
Paid-share: You pay $350 when you deliver your contract to us and are guaranteed a season of wholesome produce. That’s it! You must pick up your box or authorize somebody else to pick up your box every Monday from 4:30-6:30pm at Agronomy Hall.
Work-share: You pay $50 when you deliver your contract to us and provide us with 3 hours of work per week during your designated work shift. This is a great opportunity to get involved with the farm-to-table movement, become part of a fun and dedicated community, and enjoy some rewarding farm work. As with the paid-shares, you must pick up your box on Monday evenings.
As an additional option this season, we are offering $25 fall-only work-share contracts, which are the same as a normal work-share, except that you will receive boxes and dedicate 3 hours per week starting in the fall until the season ends. This is a good option for anyone who won’t be in Ames over the summer, but still wants to get involved and receive produce.
If interested, please visit our student organization website at https://www.stuorg.iastate.edu/organization/243/additional-documents, where you will find some additional information about this opportunity and the paid and work share contracts, which you can print, fill out, and deliver to 1126 Agronomy Hall with your check payment.
We have a limited number of paid and work shares available, so get your share today!
March 8, 2019
In Need of Officers!
Are you a student looking for an opportunity to get your hands in the soil and grow some veggies? If so, we'd love to have you join our team of officers for this growing season. We have two secretary positions available and are looking to fill them with motivated students from any major.
Our secretaries record and communicate important information about our farm. This includes managing our CSA contracts and other member information, taking meeting minutes, and leading one 3-hour farm work shift per week throughout the season.
If you're interested, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. No experience necessary!
April 11, 2019
Meeting location changed, Agronomy 2104A today
We will meet at 3:10 PM today in room 2104A, across from Agronomy Department Reception. Please come if you can.