The Burning Kumquat: Your food and where it comes from

The Burning Kumquat: St. Louis Urban Farms by Bike

Registration for fall 2017 will open at 3:00 PM CST on Monday, May 1, 2017 and close at 3:00 PM CST on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Pre-Orientation program participants will arrive on Sunday, August 20, 2017 and move into their assigned Residence Hall room for the year. The programs will begin between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM on Sunday, August 20, 2017 and will conclude on Wednesday evening.

Click here for more information on this and other Pre-Orientation programs.

What will the program be like?
Okay, we don’t grow kumquats. Or burn them. But we are Burning Kumquat, a student-run urban garden on Washington University’s campus. We want to share with you the joy of learning about and living with the land at WashU and around St. Louis. You’ll work hard, get your hands dirty, and enjoy the food we grow. Traveling by bicycle, we tour several St. Louis urban farms, and learn about different forms of sustainable agriculture and socially responsible food practices. Finally, you will find a home in our campus garden, and sprout new friendships that will never stop growing.  Peas and love!


Enrollment: 20

Please contact us at if you are interested in becoming a Pre-Orientation leader.

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