man in a mask wheeling a cart of fruits in an orchard
Ken Earl is one of an essential team of workers at the UC Davis Student Farm using strict safety precautions as they continue to harvest crops for the community.

Student Farm keeps working to feed the community

By Diane Nelson on March 25, 2020

"A half dozen people wear orange plastic gloves and keep their distance from each other as they harvest lettuce, kale, beets and other crops at the UC Davis Student Farm. Their bounty will help feed the Davis community in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

'Like everyone else, we’re trying to respond as best we can in these uncertain times,' says Katharina Ullmann, Student Farm director, taking a break from the day’s harvest.  

Most operations at UC Davis have been suspended in response to California’s stay-at-home order to slow the spread of the infectious disease. Ullmann and a small, essential crew of staff and student employees work carefully to tend fields that feed local groups and provide a place where students can experience sustainable agriculture."

Read the full story at the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences 

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