Towne's Harvest Garden is a certified organic 3-acre diverse market garden and vegetable subscription program run by MSU students. We provide outreach and educational opportunities for MSU and engage the community in learning about sustainable agriculture. To keep the program and garden thriving, we seek to fund our paid student positions focused on leadership development and outreach.
Through research, students gain confidence and problem-solving skills, experience agency and grow as leaders.
–Mac Burgess, Associate Professor and Director
Towne's Harvest Garden was founded in 2007 by MSU students and over the past decade has established deep roots in the campus wider Gallatin Valley communities around sustainable food production and food systems.
We grow vegetables from arugula to zucchini for our students and staff, 80-member CSA program, market stand, Bounty of the Bridgers campus food pantry, and the Gallatin County Food Bank.
Vegetable sales and support from the University and Colleges of Agriculture and Education, Health and Human Development support our basic operations. We also host numerous MSU classes and community organizations for educational farm tours. Each year new students get involved and we train a new cohort of farmers, managers, and leaders.
We're growing vegetables and cultivating leaders! Please give support to Towne's Harvest Garden student positions focused on peer mentoring.