Johnson County Community College

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Harvest Days 2019

Celebrate JCCC’s sustainability initiatives with fun events on campus and a food drive to support the JCCC Food Pantry.

Bring one or more items listed below to any of our Harvest Day events. Your generosity will provide access to nutritious foods for students and Johnson County communities. All items must have labels and be sealed.

  • Canned meats (tuna, chicken)
  • Meat pasta sauces
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned fruit
  • Chunky meat soups
  • High-protein or whole wheat pastas
  • Whole grain cereals
  • Personal care items, baby care items, diapers

Please note: We have enough canned vegetables at this time, especially corn and beans. Also, we cannot accept homemade food, such as baked goods or home-canned items.

Donate to the Food Pantry

Throughout Harvest Days we will collect donations and items for the JCCC Food Pantry.

Monday, Sept. 23

Noon – 1 p.m. CoLab - FREE Harvest Days Film
Join us for the short film Make Food, Not Waste and a post-film discussion about JCCC’s composting initiatives.

Tuesday, Sept. 24

8:45 – 9:15 a.m. Yoga at *Open Petal Farm
Meet in the Horticultural Science Center lobby and join Student Wellness Coordinator Tina Pulley for an outdoor yoga class on the farm. Discover ways to become more mindful, content and energized in this series of breathing exercises and standing yoga asanas.

9:30 – 11 a.m. *Open Petal Farm Meet - Campus Farm Workday
Meet in the lobby of the Horticultural Science Center and join other JCCC students, faculty and staff to help with the fall harvest happening right here on campus. We’ll harvest produce for the Farm Lunch on Thursday. 

Wednesday, Sept. 25

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. COM Plaza - Phi Theta Kappa Honors in Action Waste Audit
Join student researchers from Phi Theta Kappa in a waste audit and evaluation opportunity. This year’s Honors in Action project is focused on understanding our coffee cup use habits on campus. Participants will sign a release and have a quick training with Center for Sustainability staff before helping to evaluate, sort and weigh campus waste. Participants will then complete a brief questionnaire for the Phi Theta Kappa members’ research project.

Thursday, Sept. 26.

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. COM 1.5 North Dining Room - Campus Farm Lunch  $5
(no tickets required) Enjoy a local foods lunch highlighting fresh late summer produce from JCCC’s Open Petal Farm harvested during our Campus Farm Workday. This lunch is subsidized by the Student Sustainability Committee.

*Need Directions or Accomodations to Open Petal Farm?  email Center for Sustainability