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UMD Land Lab

The mission of the UMD Land Lab (a.k.a. Sustainable Agriculture Project [SAP] Farm)
is to strengthen food security in the Western Lake Superior region by promoting
teaching, research and public engagement related to sustainable food and agricultural systems for all the economic, health, and ecological benefits it brings. 

The UMD Land Lab is a food justice and environmental research and outreach center located just five miles from the UMD campus. It consists of 10 acres of actively-managed transitional organic farmland and a five-acre apple orchard. The Land Lab sits on the 30-acre Research Farm Outreach Center (RFOC) which houses other UMD research and outreach projects. The purpose of the UMD Land Lab is to explore how to create a food system that meets the needs of all community residents and to serve as an incubator for community and university interaction with the Northland’s natural systems.

Please contact Director Pine at 218.726.8474 or landlab@d.umn.edu if you are interested in getting involved in any of the activities associated with the UMD Land Lab.