Beginning as a quarter acre herb plot in 2009, the Dining Services Farm at Kentland is now producing on six acres each year. Under the leadership of the Sustainable Food Systems Production Director, a position jointly funded by Dining Services and the Department of Horticulture, the farm is producing fruits, vegetables and herbs specifically for Virginia Tech Dining Services. Successful and sustainable production at the farm is the result of an enriching partnership with faculty throughout the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, including focuses in Horticulture, Entomology, Crop and Soils Environmental Sciences, Civic Agriculture & Food Systems to name a few.

Get Involved

Be a part of growing food for your Hokie community.

Classes

The Sustainable Agriculture Practicum (HORT 4984) is taught in the Fall and Spring semesters and provides hands-on experience managing a small scale sustainable farm.

Watch the Kentland Farming Class Video

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities typically happen during the first few months of the Fall semester and towards the very end of the Spring semester. Information about upcoming volunteer opportunities can be found on our Facebook page or contact hessler@vt.edu if you have questions about volunteering.

Crops - Kentland Farm