Local News: Viking Supported Agriculture (VSA)
Below are sustainability-related news items throughout the Western Washington University and Bellingham-area. These items correspond to Viking Supported Agriculture (VSA).
Local produce available on campus in June
The program is Western's community service agriculture program and supports locally grown products from Whatcom and Skagit County producers. By signing up and paying a fee, boxes full of selected produce items will be delivered to Carver Gym weekly over the summer. Options are available for the next 9, 20 or 25 weeks and available for pick up Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Carver Gym, according to the Western Sustainability website.
Viking Supported Agriculture program open for sign-ups
The VSA is Western's Community Supported Agriculture program, bringing students, staff and faculty in contact with Whatcom and Skagit County produce and producers.
Support Viking Supported Agriculture
As corporations have taken over the United States food industry, small-scale, family farms that once thrived have been driven out of business or forced to conform to the corporate agenda.
Viking Supported Agriculture taking signups for fall
VSA is Western's Community Supported Agriculture program. Those who sign up will receive a box of local fresh organic fruits and veggies every Thursday from Oct. 11 to Dec. 6.
Viking Supported Agriculture shares now available
Viking Supported Agriculture Veggie Boxes are now available!
Viking Supported Agriculture Veggie Boxes are now available! Students, faculty and staff are invited to sign up here through Growing Washington (Growingwashington.org) to partake in this year's delicious program. Choose "Whatcom-Bellingham-WWU" for your "location", and if you are a student enter "Starving Student" into the discount field and get 15% off!
This year you will have the freedom to pick every item in your box, or choose to have the farmers make the decision for you. Both are delicious! Shares run from June 21st through November 1st/December 2nd. Boxes will be dropped off every Thursday outside of Carver Gym. If you are staying in Bellingham over the summer this share is for you, but if you will be out of town, don't worry you'll still be able to sign up in the fall.
Viking Supported Agriculture
RECOGNITION & HONORS |
SUSTAINABLE ACTION FUND
THE OUTBACK FARM | RESRAP PROGRAM
SUSTAINABLE OFFICE CERTIFICATION
SWEATER DAYS | VIKING SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE | ENERGY & CLIMATE
TRANSPORTATION | WASTE
BUILT ENVIRONMENT | FOOD | WATER
CLEANING | GROUNDS | PURCHASING
HUXLEY | URBAN TRANSITIONS STUDIO
CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY PLANNING STUDIO
RESEARCH | SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS