Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.39
Liaison Laura Draucker
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Amherst College
IN-24: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Laura Draucker
Director of Sustainability
Office of Environmental Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Farm to Dining Hall Program

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

We have a great relationship between our campus farm and the dining program, which allows Book & Plow farm to provide 2.5 - 3.5 percent of total sales to the dining program in peak growing months October and November). Our own research on other campus farms leads us to believe that this is a significant amount compared to our peers. A few factors have let to this including a self-operated dining program, a farm-in-resident program that allowed us to scale this size of our farm quickly, and an associated economics approach to the farm/dining relationship which allows us to optimize our planning to meet the needs of the dining facility.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Food & Dining

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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