Knox Grows Own “Local Food”

n-2014-12-22-food-radishFrom: The Radish (Moline, IL) –

When tomatoes are harvested at the Knox College farm, they don’t have far to go. They’re hauled a couple blocks down Berrien Street to dining services… The same goes for the greens and other produce that are now grown in spring and fall in the 1-acre outdoor area and two high tunnels that comprise the college’s operation on South Academy Street in Galesburg…

“Students wanted to produce their own food,” says Ramona “Froggi” VanRiper, director of Campus Sustainability Initiatives, on the burgeoning local food production that is part of the college’s overall sustainability efforts… Read more…