Student Farmers is a non-profit organization of students who are committed to in-home and in-school sustainable farming as a means to promote physical fitness and environmental stewardship.

Our Mission: To improve health and nutrition education, combat the challenges of climate change, and support each other in generating some revenue to help pay for college.

Get your Gear on

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In addition to growing fresh, affordable, and pesticide free food, our Student Farmers team has found a sustainable apparel manufacturer that produces the shirts from 60% organic cotton and 40% recycled poly rPET blend that makes the fabric more durable and heavyweight. It saves at least 4 plastic bottles from ending up in a landfill, or worse. Click Sustainable T-Shirt to learn more and order.

Our vision is to increase knowledge about the advantages of eating more heathy and locally grown vegetables across the range of high school and college age students. We also hope that many of the parents of the students will learn from their children’s engagement in our organization and adopt a diet with less processed foods to reduce the growing cost of healthcare.

As we build out the national Student Farmers network, for now our website addresses (URLs) each link into this page. Our URLs include:

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Non-profit 501(c)(3):

The complexity of establishing a non-profit 501(c)(3) takes time relative to tax deduction status for donors. We are undertaking the process so that Student Farmers will be a “.org” certified 501(c)(3). This will give us the ability to raise money and support students with services as well as service underserved communities, such as Food Deserts, in cities and rural communities. The non-profit status will also help us develop economies of scale to reduce the cost of supplies such as seeds, grow mats, grow trays and grow lights for our student members.

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We were inspired to see how cost-effective in-home farming is for the production of a crop such as microgreens, and these two videos below may help give you perspective on the opportunity to help pay for a portion of college with the proceeds from microgreen sales. Plus, they grow fast (in about a week), have up to 40x the nutrients of their mature counterparts, and taste great.

The microgreen packaging in the photo above looks like clear plastic, but it is made from corn starch without any petroleum products, and it is 100% compostable.

Video (2.5 minutes): In-Home Recruiting Visit – Local Grow Farms’ Charlie Szoradi shares his passion and advantages of microgreen production with a high school sophomore and a senior.

Video (25.5 minutes): DIY for Growing Microgreens like a Pro!

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Social Media and Best Practices Resource

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Click on the graphic above or hear for links to our Student Farmers Social Media.

In addition to all of the other pages on our website, please see these two pages to understand our Origin Story and Goals.

To learn more about how to get involved: Contact Us