Help ACRES Student Farm Build a Greenhouse!

Photo Credit: University of Wyoming

We am contacting you on behalf of ACRES Student Farm, a Registered Student Organization at the University of Wyoming focused on teaching the community about sustainable agriculture and promoting food justice. First and foremost, ACRES is a farm. The farm produces nutritious vegetables and fruits for the community using sustainable practices. Now in its twelfth year, ACRES runs a community-wide composting program to minimize food waste and has a 20-member Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program that is growing each year. ACRES sells produce at Laramie’s summer farmers’ markets and provides research and educational opportunities for students and faculty at the University of Wyoming. All year, ACRES volunteers work hard to raise funds so that we can continue to offer our paid internship program for University of Wyoming students during the summer.

In order for ACRES to continue to grow, we need a greenhouse so that we can start seeds earlier in the spring before our all-too-short growing season begins. Not only will the greenhouse help us get the season off to an earlier start, but it will also increase yields and extend the growing season. We will even be able to work towards winter production. This increase in production will help make sustainably grown produce available to the community throughout the year. Additionally, the greenhouse will provide more opportunities for hands-on learning during the spring and fall semesters.

A greenhouse is vital for the continued growth of our ACRES Student Farm. Please consider supporting the ACRES Student Farm’s greenhouse construction project, and help us increase our capacity for sustainable production and hands-on agricultural education! For donations of $100 or more, ACRES will provide a guided tour of the farm and the new greenhouse. For donations of $1,000 or more, ACRES will display your logo or name on a plaque/display on the side of our new greenhouse.

You can donate online to our official You Fund campaign so that we can see this dream become a reality. Or if you prefer to donate via check, checks can be made payable to the “UW Foundation” with “ACRES Greenhouse” in the memo line. Please mail checks to the following address:

UW Foundation
222 S 22nd St.
Laramie, WY 82070

If you have any questions about the ACRES Student Farm Greenhouse Project or about supporting this project, please contact us at uwstudentfarm@gmail.com.