Johnson County Community College

Harvest Days 2017

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, and meat pasta sauces, peanut butter, and chunky meat soups.



Campus 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 Harvest Lunch on Monday. Volunteers should bring their own water bottles, hats, and work gloves as they’d like, and we’ll bring snacks!



Harvest Lunch

11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | COM 1.5 North Dining Room

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.



Film: "Sustainable"

6:30-9 p.m. | GEB 233

Join representatives from Open Petal Farm and members of the Kanza Group of the Sierra Club for a showing of "Sustainable," a film that examines the state of our food system while featuring the story of one Central Illinois farmer working to transform his regional food system and leave a legacy for his son.



Harvest Party on Campus at the COM Plaza

10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Outside at COM Plaza (foot of the stairs)

Activities include bike-blending smoothies, solar-roasting S’mores and more. Come out to have a good time and support student groups focused on sustainable practices.