is a nonprofit housed by the Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence located in the Interfaith Chapel on the University of Rochester river campus. The microfarm is student run and sells produce to the Meliora restaurant on campus. The goals of the microfarm are to promote sustainability, be an academic resource and promote positive community interactions. The mission of the Micro-farm is to advance UR’s sustainability efforts by providing local food for student consumption while educating the community of social justice issues surrounding food. At the Micro-farm students and community members cultivate vegetables, fruits and herbs to be sold to UR Dining Services. The UR Micro-farm creates positive student-community interactions, educates students through active learning and, above all, instills in UR students a conscientious mindset in food consumption and production.

Meet the Managers

Meet the Managers
Eric Semmel, 2014

Caitlyn Childress, 2014

Meet Our Founders

Meet Our Founders
Caitlin Smigelski (left), Annalise Kjølhede (right)
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Wilson Foundation Academy

This spring, we're working with a middle school in the Rochester City School District to educate a group of 8th graders about sustainable microfarming.  They came out to the MicroFarm for their first visit on March 31st and helped us turn over some beds and prepare the ground for planting.

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