Over a ten week period, students of the 2017 Design | Build studio designed and built a post-harvesting facility for the Agroecology Farm at NC State University, an educational farm founded in 2006 as a place for students and the community to come together, learn, and practice sustainable agriculture.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), Department of Crop Science, the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS), and the NC State Dining have provided support for the farm. The farm provides fresh vegetables for the dining halls on campus and hosts annual farm-to-table events.
Harvest demands have increased steadily since the farm’s inception. The farm managers approached Design | Build to create a post-harvesting wash and storage facility. The new structure will function as a showcase building for the farm as it continues to grow.