UConn Spring Valley Student Farm Tuesday Tours

UConn Spring Valley Student Farm (SVSF) Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Free Tuesday Tour drop-ins welcome 3-8 PM

Garden Talk held at 5 and 7 PM

Our pollinators love dandelions and you should too!

Visit the Farm to learn all the amazing reasons why you should welcome these cheerful yellow blossoms into your life.

This fun and interesting talk about dandelions will be given at 5 and 7 PM. The talk is free and open to all!

We invite you to visit UConn’s own Spring Valley Student Farm (SVSF) every Tuesday, throughout the summer, from 3 to 8 PM.

The students living and working at SVSF will lead guided tours of the fields, greenhouses and edible forest garden where they cultivate a wide variety of sustainably grown vegetables, herbs, edible flowers and small fruits. You will also have the opportunity to learn about the on-going Aquaponic, Solar Thermal, Sustainable Community Food System and many other sustainability projects. The tours are open to all!

Would you like to learn about food production using organic methods? Then join us on Tuesdays for some hands-on fun with plants and soil.  No previous experience necessary! We provide the tools, techniques and opportunity to explore the fascinating world of healthy local food production. Remember to dress for outdoor conditions.

Fresh SVSF produce is available on campus in the student union restaurants, Bistro on Union Street and One Plate Two Plates as well as at select dining halls.

Beginning Thursday, May 23, 2019 you can find our produce at the UConn Farm Fresh Market, in front of UConn Homer Babbidge Library, every Thursday through September from 11:30 to 1:30.

Spring Valley Student Farm is collaboration with Dining Services, Residential Life, College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, EcoHouse as part of First Year Programs and Learning Communities, and Office of Environmental Policy.

The farm is located at 104 Spring Manor Road, Mansfield, CT, 06268 just off Route 32 north of the Route 44 intersection. Turn at the big blue UConn Spring Manor Farm sign. GPS address is 1327 Stafford Road, Storrs Mansfield, 06268.

For more information about SVSF please contact Julia Cartabiano, Farm Manager at Julia.cartabiano@uconn.edu, phone 860-508-7706 or visit https://dining.uconn.edu/.

We look forward to seeing you at the Farm!

For more information, contact: Julia Cartabiano at julia.cartabiano@uconn.edu.