School Ambassador Profile: Colorado College
Sustainability is at the intersection of much of the work – in theory and practice – that goes on at Colorado College. Located just north of downtown Colorado Springs, students get their hands dirty at the campus farm, learning sustainable and organic practices while building permaculture systems. Created in President’s backyard in Spring 2008, produce from the 1.3 acre garden is sold to Bon Appétit, the college’s food services provider, and at local farmers’ markets. In addition to a wide variety of vegetables, the CC farmers raise apples, cherries, peaches, plums, and apricots in a small orchard, raspberries and blackberries, wildflowers, free-range chickens, and bees for honey.
Colorado College is part of nationwide movement to incorporate sustainable agriculture into the education realm – in and out of the classroom. The Real Food Media Contest is proud to partner with Film and New Media Studies at Colorado College, an interdisciplinary program where students develop the critical framework necessary to interrogate the moving-images of contemporary culture and learn the practical skills necessary to make their own creative interventions in the media landscape. From the soil to the screen, Colorado College is creating platforms to build a sustainable future.
For more information about programs at the Colorado College Campus Farm, visit the group’s website.