As spring approaches, we wanted to highlight two students that are working tirelessly to rehabilitate the Bellarmine University Farm as Student Farm Stewards, as well as some of the current and future projects.
Jadyn Bailey is a senior majoring in Biology. She plans to attend Murray State University in the fall for a M.S. in Sustainable Agriculture. Kaylie Malloy is a sophomore Environmental Science major with a minor in Communication. Kaylie is involved with many of the environmental organizations on campus including the Terra Learning Community, Bellarmine's Sustainability Committee, the Beekeeping Club, and Green Knights. She plans to go to graduate school for agricultural sciences.
Rehabilitation projects Jadyn and Kayla have led include restoration of the greenhouse, building a composting bin, and restoring the garden plot for planting. Students and faculty of the Environmental Studies Department are also working to make the farm a more accessible space on campus with the potential to be used as an outdoor classroom. As for future plans, Jadyn and Kaylie hope to use the garden to donate fresh produce to the Knight's Pantry on campus and are even exploring partnerships with organizations such as Dare to Care and the Food Literacy Project.
If you are interested in lending a hand on our farm workdays or otherwise getting involved with the Bellarmine Farm, please fill out this survey.
Written by: Rhianna Clemons, Environmental Science and Political Science double-major in the Honors Program, Class of 2022