The Sustainable University of Redlands Farm (S.U.R.F) upholds the principles of sustainable and organic agriculture. The farm uses organic practices such as crop rotation, companion planting, composting, as well as sustainable irrigation.
Food from the farm is donated to promote social equity and produce is sold to the campus food management company. The farm is used as an outdoor classroom and offers an annual May Term course in sustainable gardening.
The farm includes a California Native Garden, Syrrah and Bordeaux Vineyard, Citrus and Avacado groves, raised garden beds, and offers a Campus Community Garden with plots leasable to students, staff, faculty, life-long learners and organizations on campus. Students can be hired as Gardeners in Residence, work to maintain crops, learn the composting system, and lead volunteer projects.
If you would like to get involved with the farm or would like more information, please contact the Director of Sustainable Education via email SURF@redlands.edu or by calling 909.748.8838.