Seeds, Soil, and How a Salad Grows: Behind the Scenes at the Duke Campus Farm
This Alternative Spring Break Program runs from Saturday, March 11th @11am until Tuesday, March 14th @2pm.

What is this Alternative Spring Break about?

The Duke Campus Farm is excited to offer an engaging, hands-on ASB program in 2017. We've created this program as a response to student interest in learning more about the processes involved in small-scale farming and gardening.

Alternative Spring Break participants will attend introductory workshops on the following topics: seeding and greenhouse management, soil health and bed preparation, compost management, and beekeeping. Workshops will focus on practices and principles -- pulled from many sources and mentors -- currently employed at the campus farm. Workshops will primarily be lead by Duke Campus Farm staff; participants will also engage with faculty and community partners.

Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for people with a sincere interest in learning and getting their hands dirty. Perhaps you've joined us for volunteer workdays but you know there's more to the story than weeding lettuce for an hour. Maybe you've taken a course on nutrition or written a cultural anthropology paper on local food systems - and you want to trace those big ideas back to something tangible. No specific experience is necessary. We ask the questions below to understand where you're coming from, why you're interested, and how this experience could impact you.

All Duke undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply for ASB. The experience will take place March 11th-14th. Participants will sleep in their dorms/apartments, and we will gather every day for meals and programming. All participants will flex their creative culinary muscles by helping out with group cooking.

The cost for this experience, including all meals, snacks and workshops, is $25. If this fee prohibits you from applying, please let us know. We are committed to making ASB accessible to all.

APPLICATION (Below) DUE by 5PM on FEBRUARY 17th, 2017.

Questions? Email

What is your Name? *
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What is your major/program and graduation year? *
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What is your email address? *
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What are your campus involvements/interests (clubs, jobs, etc.)? *
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Do you have any previous experience in farming or food systems work? (i.e. DukeEngage/Stanback internship, food courses, etc.) *
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What do you hope to gain from this experience? *
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If selected, can you commit to full participation from Saturday, March 11th @11am through Tuesday, March 14th @2pm? *
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