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Sustainability LEAP Programs

Would you like to spend your first weekend at Amherst College working on a farm or exploring ways to solve climate change ? Then these are the LEAP programs for you! We have two trips on offer - FARM and Solving Climate Change - both providing you with a chance to learn more about your new home and the surrounding communities, form bonds with your classmates, and have fun!  

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Book & Plow Farm

A Ton of Watermelon: Book & Plow's First Harvest

Submitted on Tuesday, 9/24/2013, at 8:25 PM

by William Sweet

How local is locally-grown produce? At Amherst College it means you can barely break a sweat walking to where your salad came from.

This fall, the Book & Plow Farm began supplying Dining Services wth the fruits --and vegetables-- of its first harvest.