The Duke Campus Farm is a one-acre fruit and vegetable operation dedicated to serving the Duke community with fresh, healthy, sustainable produce and providing an educational facility around all things food related. Since DCF was founded in fall 2010 it has blossomed into a fully functional farm providing thousands of pounds of produce each year to campus dining halls, working with classes across the academic spectrum, and exposing hundreds of students and community members to the joys and hard work of growing real food. To see just how far we’ve come in the past few years, check out the 2013 Annual Report.
Spring Semester 2014
DCF is geared up for a busy semester at the farm, so be sure to visit our community workdays and check out our upcoming events. Read our blog as our staff documents our plant and program growth. We always welcome your own contributions to our musing over how our little farm fits into the big picture of modern agriculture and policy. In construction news, we’re thrilled with the completion of our pavilion and bigger tool shed. Next in line is our produce washing facility and walk-in cooler to expand post-production and storage capabilities. Follow our progress and consider investing in the future of food and agriculture at Duke University.
Beyond growing food and teaching students about sustainable agriculture, the farm strives to create a truly welcoming, creative and close-knit community that interns affectionately call the “farm family”. DCF has become a place of learning, growing, eating, cooking and creating together and for many, a home away from home.