Established in 1994, the Black Bear Food Guild is a community supported agricultural endeavor, initiated and developed by students in response to their desire for more hands-on learning. Students manage two acres of certified organic vegetable production and one acre under cover crop. The majority of the operating capital is from the sale of membership shares. Students provide fresh organically grown vegetables and a newsletter twice a week to 60 share holders.
photos: Mike Mardosa, University of Maine Public Relations