Hello! Welcome to Adventures at Big Hill, a blog following the development of Big Hill Student Farm. Big Hill is a new student-initiated project at Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, MN. As of this moment, our farm-to-be land is under a beautiful layer of snow, but we are busy working on planning, coalition-building and grant-seeking.
Our mission is create interest in sustainable agriculture, food security and ethical eating here on campus. We will do this by farming a diverse assortment of fruits and vegetables on about 1-acre of land behind the school Arboretum. We are interested in making this operation as bio-intensive and holistic as we can, so we plan to have chickens and composting, among other things.
That's all for now. Coming soon: meet-the-farmer profiles and farm project updates!
May the sun shine kindly upon you (and your crop!),