Crunching the Numbers

Is the Miami farm viable without significant university support? BY: FIONA LAWLER The Miami University Institute for Food farm will be in a tough position this fall if it doesn’t grow revenue from its community supported agriculture program, sales to university dining and the community, grants and other funding. The institute’s mission is teaching students … More Crunching the Numbers

How You Can Save a Farm, Eat Better, Help the Climate

As the Miami University farm struggles financially, hope abounds in CSA programs, regenerative growing and one tough farmer BY: SARA COY Just down the road from the precise brick buildings that make up Miami University, the beauty continues in a different way at the school’s Institute for Food farm. On this 8-acre farm, Miami students … More How You Can Save a Farm, Eat Better, Help the Climate

Growing Community

Charles Griffin brings lifetime of agricultural expertise to the Miami farm By: Fiona Lawler Meet the heart, soul and roots of the Miami University farm. Charles Griffin, age 67, has been director of farm operations since 2017. With more than 20 years of experience, this organic growing expert says he is dedicated to the success … More Growing Community

Bringing Life Back to the Soil

By: Ivy Richter How regenerative agriculture serves up food and mitigates climate change Large, green posters above supermarket produce aisles and prominent packaging labels pasted on packaged fruits and vegetables scream “organic.” Companies proudly promote their limited use of pesticides and fertilizers with the flashy, green USDA certification label. Organic is a step in the … More Bringing Life Back to the Soil