Hydroponic farm manager shares successes of shipping container farm Most Maryville University students had no idea, fall semester of 2017, that something historic was about to happen on their campus. The Maryville Freight Farm, operated by Fresh Ideas, landed on campus in September 2017 as the first and only Freight Farm in the state of…

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Tools for Sustainability Leadership in Higher Education Dining Operations

Food service operators at colleges and universities are in a unique position when it comes to sustainability. The traditional higher education dining hall, with its educated and reoccurring guests are ripe to embrace ideas about sustainability. However, the modern college diner doesn’t always understand the amount of processes and financial commitment it takes to make…

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Farm to Fork Sustainability Partnership Pops Up

Fresh Ideas & Maryville University deploy Leafy Green Machine to campus Have you ever seen a port where ships arrive full of metal containers that get stacked like short towers of Legos? Eventually, they’re plucked up by a crane and loaded on to a railway car, to take them away, or hooked up with a…

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Local Meat & Produce: A Growing Trend at Stephens College

The secret behind the delicious meals being served at the Stephens College Dining Hall is not just the ingredients in the food, but also, where the food comes from. Now moving to locally sourced meat and produce, Stephens Sous Chef, Zachary Wells, says that students are enjoying the dining hall experience more than ever.  …

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