The Bucknell Farm

Located on a hill above the South Campus Apartments, Bucknell's 5-acre farm offers an interdisciplinary space for academic connections, sustainable food production, student life and wellness and community engagement.

Established in 2018, the farm builds on the success of the Lewisburg Community Garden, a collaboration between the University and Lewisburg Borough that addresses local food insecurity by growing organic produce for a nearby hot-meal program.

Learn more about the Community Garden

Sustainable Food Production

In addition to being a space for educational exploration, the farm is intended to grow food for Bucknell Dining Services — replacing some produce trucked in from afar with organic fruits and vegetables grown right on campus. A composting space on site also sustainably converts food waste from campus dining venues into nutrients to grow new food.

Explore sustainable dining at Bucknell

Features

The farm is still in development, but it currently includes: 

  • Beds for growing vegetables
  • A fire pit and gathering space (gift of the Class of 2020)
  • A pollinator habitat
  • A labyrinth for meditation

It is also planned to eventually include:

  • A fruit orchard 
  • An "agroforest" of native, food-bearing trees
  • An experimental wetland space
  • An outdoor classroom

Watch the Farm Labyrinth Come Together

Get Involved With the Farm

To learn more about using the farm for a class or research activity, or to volunteer at the farm, please contact: 

Jen Schneidman Partica, farm and garden coordinator
jsp030@bucknell.edu
570-577-2212

Civic Engagement

Location

119 Bertrand Library