WKU's Farm-to-Table Program
In an effort to increase the amount of locally sourced food utilized by dining services at WKU, the Office of Sustainability, WKU Restaurant Group, and the WKU Agriculture Research and Education Center (WKU Farm) will partner to establish garden spaces on campus.
This initiative will provide numerous benefits by growing food that is sustainable and locally sourced. In addition, the use of these crops will be used as way to educate the WKU community on the ways in which food can be grown sustainably. Alumni connections and involvement in this project will be a priority in order to foster continued community with WKU students of the past and present.
This project will also provide an opportunity to educate students and the local community alike on the benefits of sustainable farming and locally sourced food, while also creating profiles on local farmers from whom the university could buy crops in order to further supplement items for dining services.