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Texas State University students cultivate vegetables at a garden near the San Marcos airport on Texas 21. Overseen by agriculture assistant professor Ken Mix, the Student Sustainable Farm started in March with a $40,000 grant funded by student service fees.
“It’s important because it reconnects people with nature. It’s important because it shows students a different way of life and it shows them that hard work and motivation and dedication actually produces something. And that’s the kind of knowledge, I think, that a university should be spreading,” said Katie Tritsch, a research environmental studies major who volunteers at the farm.
Produce from the farm is sold at farmer’s market held periodically in The Quad on campus.