At Auburn University, Campus Dining partners with the Department of Horticulture to bring fresh produce to students. Their sustainable campus initiative implements two Freight Farms Greenerys to provide lettuce for campus dining, with students in the horticulture program doing the work of growing the produce in the vertical farms and gaining valuable hands-on learning opportunities in the process.
It’s a great experience for the students growing the lettuce, but also for those eating it. Auburn University has found that its students are really interested in knowing where their food comes from, and lettuce from the Greenery is about as local as it gets. All produce from the vertical farms is branded to shout loud and clear that it was grown by horticulture students right on Auburn University's trailblazing sustainable campus.