Laura Irish, graduate student in horticulture is an active member of Good Earth Student Farm’s executive board. Although studying horticulture excites her, she is more eager to begin the next steps in her life. She is preparing to take on a career where she will take her knowledge, help people and do something beyond just herself … this task is bringing horticulture and agriculture to urban areas.
“Horticulture keeps you in the science, but sustainable agriculture teaches more about social aspects of it,” Irish said. “And that’s the cool part about it: when it impacts people’s lives.”
Good Earth Student Farm is a sustainable and organic, student-run farm on the Iowa State campus. The farm is about two acres in size and is run by undergraduate and graduate students, as well as members of the Ames community.