Posted: April 13, 2023

Vancie Peacock, a Biological Engineering student, is teaching a 3-credit course called Exploring Sustainability in Local Food Systems (CED 297) this fall semester (2023).

She is the Executive Director of the Student Farm Club, a Student Farm intern, and she established Penn State's first on-campus community vegetable garden.

In this experiential learning-based course, you will explore the local food systems and learn how to be an effective change-maker in your community. Topics of study range from the migrant farm worker rights to Indigenous food systems. You will have the opportunity to learn and practice hands-on regenerative farming at the Student Farm, take a behind-the-scenes tour of Penn State’s Housing and Food Services, visit community gardens and food pantries, take a seed-saving workshop, and more.

No prerequisites are required! You must register in LionPATH.

If you would like to learn more about how the course could count as an elective for your major or minor, reach out to Vancie at