Students get their hands dirty at the farm

Guilford College Farm Manager Nick Mangili puts carrots into a bag for delivery to the campusdining hall on April 4, 2017. // Photo by Andrew Walker/ The Guilfordian

Six years ago, Guilford College restarted its farm that had been stopped for 70 years. Led by farm manager Nick Mangili the farm produces over 10,000 pounds of organic produce every year from three acres of land and a 5,000 square foot high tunnel. The farm sustainably grows many different varieties vegetables as well as having chickens on. Many Guilford College students work on the farm from Bonner Program students, work-study students and Sustainable Food Systems majors and minors. The produce from the farm goes to the Guilford dining services, local restaurants and groceries, the on-campus farmers market and the CSA(Community Supported Agriculture) program.