Did you know Amherst College has a working vegetable farm?

FARM Leap invites students to Book and Plow Farm to spend time outdoors, work with your hands, get to know your peers and build community around food and farming. 


Incoming students will learn about Book and Plow Farm--our growing methods, the work we do on campus, and ways to find balance in college.  We'll talk about sustainability and food justice, basic vegetable production skills and what's going on in the Valley.


Expect to spend all three mornings out on the farm having fun while getting some work done. The weather can be unpredictable, so dress in appropriate layers be shoes that can get dirty. We will go on a Thursday afternoon excursion to a swimming hole or hiking spot. On Friday we will cook the food we harvest for lunch.


Farm Manager Maida loves farm business analytics, guessing games as a way to get to know people and snack food culture.

Assistant Farm Manager Kaylee loves building soil health on the farm, crochet and natural dyes, and leash training her cat Rhonda.

Farm Crew Brian is a master mulcher working hard to keep weeds out the vegetables way.

 VISIT OUR WEBSITE to learn more about Book & Plow farm!