F.H. King: Students for Sustainable Agriculture is a student-run agricultural collective connected to the University of Wisconsin, Madison. We strive to connect land, food, and the Madison community, demonstrate alternative agricultural techniques, and advocate for sustainability in our community.
F.H. King maintains two growing spaces on campus: a one-acre farm in the Eagle Heights Community Gardens and a rooftop garden on top of the Pyle Center. During the growing season, we distribute our produce to students for free through our Harvest Handouts program. Outside of the growing season, F.H. King hosts educational programming, workshops, and community events.
F.H. King is run by a nonheirarchical board of student directors, and is supported by a robust community of students and interns. We endeavor to promote equity and justice in our actions and to be inclusive to folks of all identities. Contact us if you want to get involved with our organization!
Join one of our governance committees to help democratically direct F.H. King! We do more than just farming, and our committees appreciate folks with diverse skills and backgrounds. Learn about our governance committees here.
We welcome all help at our eagle heights garden! Check our facebook page for open volunteer sessions.
We offer a robust farm internship during the summer! No growing experience is required. Learn more about our summer farm internship here.
We host many events throughout the year, including skillshares, speakers, and yoga! Our facebook page is the best way to stay up to date with our events, check it out here.
Join the F.H. King Community
Join the F.H. King community on Facebook and sign up to our monthly newsletter to connect with other students and stay updated! Come to our social events and monthly meetings to network and have fun! Tell your friends!!
FRANKLIN HIRAM KING
Our organization is named after the agricultural scientist Franklin Hiram King, who, during his tenure at UW, made massive contributions to the emerging field of soil science. King was primarily interested in two subjects: applying physics to soil science and researching indigenous agricultural practices.
King wrote a seminal text in the field of organic farming, a survey of traditional Asian farming practices called Farmers of Forty Centuries, or Permanent Agriculture in China, Korea, and Japan. King's work is fundamental in the field of agricultural science, and our organization pays tribute to his legacy by practicing and educating the UW community about his ideas and philosophy of sustainability in agriculture.