Furman Farm: Lettuce Turnip the Beet
The Furman University Farm is a ¼ acre organic practice farm with a comprehensive composting program. The farm is largely student run under the supervision of Bruce Adams, Furman Farm’s Manager. The farm sits on land that was formerly a series of tennis courts on campus; significant attention to soil quality, a French drain system, and endless hours of manual labor have transformed this area into a highly productive demonstration farm.
The farm grows 35 different fruits and vegetables and sells its produce to the Furman Dining Hall. It has also supported a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program in the past, in which students, employees, and community members can purchase a share of the farm.
The composting program handles all of the pre- and post-consumer waste from the dining hall and also processes much of the university’s landscaping waste. The program uses large-scale pile composting, in-vessel anaerobic composting, and small scale demonstration composting.
Mark your calendars! We hope you can join us for our first Furman Farm Day on Saturday, April 27, 2024. It will be an opportunity to learn about gardening — hands on — and do a little work to ensure the farm has a great summer season. For more information, contact Erikah Haavie at email@example.com
52tons of food waste composted
35different varieties of fruits and vegetables grown
1/4acres of farmed land on Furman Farm