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Student Projects and ISPs in the Outback

Student Projects and ISPs in the Outback

The Outback is a place of experimentation, exploration, and learning. Over the years, student-led learning has included building major structures, making biochar, raising rabbits, and hempcrete construction. Group independent study classes have focused on natural fertilizers and compost, beekeeping, and food justice. In addition, artists have created signs, murals, and sculptures to beautify and connect our community to the farm.


Do you want to complete a project in the Outback?

Then we want to hear from you! Please reach out to Terri Kempton (, the Farm Manager, to explore your idea and fill out the required paperwork. [link to DOCUMENT: Outback Project Proposal form] If you plan on applying for grant funding for your project, you will need to complete the Outback Project Proposal form and get approval from the Outback Advisory Council before completing your grant application. This is a critical step to make sure your project is the right match for the farm, ensure your success, and preserve the long-term sustainability of the Outback.

If you’re a Fairhaven College student and would like to host a group IPM at the Outback that does not involve a long-term change on the farm (no construction or land modification), including the use of garden space, we’d love to support you. Talk to your faculty advisor and contact the Farm Manager to get started.

picture of students walking towards a outback garden gate