Zena Forest and Farm

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Living Culture visits with Jennifer Johns and students from Willamette University, as they embark on a farming project. The university purchased 305 acres of farm and forest land in Polk County, 10 miles northwest of Salem, Oregon. The students created a small kitchen-garden on the south side of the farmhouse, and are working with a 1 acre field to grow vegetables for Bon Appetit - the food service provider at the university. Students are also engaged in other projects which include keeping honeybees, constructing a windmill to produce electricity, composting, and installing a rainwater harvesting system.

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May 10, 2010

Guide Gives Student Gardeners Tips on How to Sell, SucceedBy Patty Mamula, Capital Press (Copies available at the Center for Sustainable Communities)

January 1, 2010

2009

Students Take Art Lessons to Zena ForestWillamette Stories

December 21, 2009

Wind Turbine Generates Interest at Willamette UniversityBy Beth Casper, Statesman Journal (Copies available at the Center for Sustainable Communities)

October 24, 2009

2008

Student Research in Zena Forest Center for Sustainable Communities

December 9, 2008

Willamette University Expands holdings By Beth Casper, Statesman Journal (copies available at the Center for Sustainable Communities)

November 1, 2008

Willamette University Extends Campus to Zena ForestWillamette Stories

October 31, 2008