Campus-grown produce appears on UAF plates

From the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Monday, October 26, 2009:

Some of the salad that University of Alaska Fairbanks students munch on this winter will have a surprising birthplace — just a few hundred yards away from the Lola Tilly Commons.

The salad greens, tomatoes, peppers and other produce will be grown at the lower campus greenhouse, tucked behind the UAF power plant.

It’s an unexpected role for the greenhouse, which had focused on growing cut flowers and houseplants. But the effort is part of a growing trend on campus to make better use of local foods at student dining halls.

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