The Ullem Campus Farm is a viable model for sustainability principles in the real world. Founded in 2013, the farm serves as an important centerpiece for conversation surrounding food justice and sustainable local food systems for hundreds of DePauw student volunteers each season. In addition to healthy, organic food, the farm provides opportunities for developing leadership skills, strong work ethics, and relationships that transcend boundaries of Greencastle and DePauw, Greek societies, athletic teams, and more.
What We Grow
The Ullem Campus Farm grows many varieties of fruits and vegetables from microgreens to 40-pound watermelons and everything in between! Tomatoes, squash, peppers, pumpkins, beets, and greens are some of our favorites, all grown using organic and sustainable practices.
Over 10,000 pounds of fresh produce was harvested from the campus farm during its first season in the new location. Nearly 90% of the harvest was sold to Bon Appetit to be used in Hoover Dining Hall at DePauw University and the remaining produce was sold to Bridges Restaurant or donated to food pantries in Putnam County.