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. We welcome all UW students and Madison community members to get involved with F.H. King!
The core of F.H. King is our two-acre organic farm in Eagle Heights. During the growing season, we give out our produce for free on Library Mall in 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. 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!
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.