The Duke Campus Farm is a one-acre working farm owned and operated by Duke University that provides sustainably-grown produce and food systems education for Duke and its surrounding communities. More important than the thousands of pounds of food that we grow, however, are the opportunities the farm provides for engaging and reimagining the ways we cultivate, access, value, and think about food. Our mission is to catalyze positive change in the food system.
Community Work Days
Each week, we offer the opportunity to experience the joys and hard work of growing real food - no experience necessary, all are welcome. Click below for more details and watch our Facebook and Instagram pages for any last-minute weather-related cancellations.
At the heart of our program are 12-15 students from across disciplines and schools at Duke who work with us each season. These are paid positions offering some of the why as well as the hows of sustainable agriculture, developing transferable leadership skills in a welcoming community. We have opportunities in the field, and in programming and communications.
Community Supported Agriculture
We feed 100 households each year and teach our student field crew through the work of our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program. Become a member to support good land stewardship and food systems education, and receive a weekly share of our harvest. Sign-ups for Fall 2024 are live! Click below for more details.
Duke Immerse "Imagining the Future of Food"
We had an amazing semester with our last Duke Immerse cohort, who spent fourteen weeks taking a deep dive into the challenges and opportunities of our current food system. Check out their Life Cycle Analysis on NC-grown caviar here. Our Immerse program "Imagining the Future of Food," will run again in Fall 2024. Stay tuned for more details!