Johnson County Community College

Harvest Days Sept. 21-28, 2018

A student rides a bicycle to power a blender and make smoothies.

Harvest Days is JCCC’s annual fall semester event. Held during the last calendar week of September, we celebrate the Sustainable Agriculture Program’s harvest with time on the farm, a lunch sourced from campus, and other activities geared toward encouraging conversations about where our food comes from.

Donate to the Food Pantry

Throughout Harvest Days we will be collecting items of specific need for the JCCC Food Pantry to any of the events listed below and help promote access to nutritious foods for all within the campus and Johnson County communities. Not sure what to bring? We're always short on protein, so please drop off canned meats, tuna, chicken, meat pasta sauces, peanut butter and chunky meat soups.

Friday

9/21

Open Petal Farm Workday

1-3 p.m. | Meet in the lobby of the Horticulture Center

Join other JCCC Students, faculty, and staff to help with the fall harvest happening right here on campus. We'll be harvesting produce especially for the Farm Lunch on Wednesday. Volunteers should bring their own water bottles, hats and work gloves as they'd like, and we'll bring snacks and sunscreen! Meet in the lobby of the Horticulture Center at 1 to sign in, or if you have to join us after 1, come on down to the farm. Let Rick or Kristy know you're there to work, and we'll give you a job!

Tuesday

9/25

Harvest Party on COM Plaza

11 a.m.-1 p.m. | COM Plaza

Come out to join in bike-blending smoothies, games, music, solar-popped popcorn (if it's sunny) and more! Bring your hammocks and take a little time to chill!

Wednesday

9/26

Farm Lunch

11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Food Court

Enjoy a local foods lunch highlighting fresh late summer produce from the JCCC Campus Farm. The cost is $5 for everyone; no pre-purchase required. Produce for the lunch will be harvested at the farm workday on Friday.

Thursday

9/27

Harvest Days Film: 'Circle of Poison'

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | WHCA 117

Join the Student Environmental Alliance, Student Sustainability Committee, and employees from the Center for Sustainability at JCCC as we watch the 2016 documentary called "eye opening and ire raising." Circle of Poison examines the reimportation of banned pesticides on many of the foods we consume. 

Friday

9/28

 Friday Hangout with the Ambassadors, with S'mores!

noon-2 p.m. | COM Plaza

If the weather cooperates, we'll solar-roast s'mores with your JCCC Student Ambassadors. A sunny day will give us a chance to use our solar cooker to roast marshmallows. Come on out and see how delicious science can be!