Freight to Table

Planting strong foundations

Grow. Feed. Educate.

Innovative Farming Technology Made Accessible

Freight to Table makes use of Freight Farm’s innovative farming technology, in which an environmentally controlled hydroponic garden is situated within an insulated shipping container, allowing for year-round cultivation of organically and sustainably grown leafy-green vegetables and roots. The implementation and utilization of this technology not only provides our campus and surrounding community with fresh and locally sourced produce, but also provides students at La Sierra University with a chance to develop business, agricultural, and STEM related skills from the functions associated with owning and operating the farm.

Our first Freight Farm arrived on campus March 30th! With it in place, we have already begun set up and production. Our education initiatives will take place this summer with a cohort of 20 students. 

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types of produce

weekly lettuce yield

Students Involved

The presence of a Freight Farm on campus will create work opportunities for La Sierra students as well as an educational, hydroponics-based learning experience for students in our local districts. By exposing participants to the science, engineering, and marketing components of the Freight Farm, we will spark interest in sustainability and STEM-related fields. Furthermore, our robust educational model enables students to integrate their skills and knowledge of hydroponics into their professional careers, empowering future leaders, and activists.

“We are excited that our Enactus students now enjoy the opportunity to work with Freight Farms, the world’s leading manufacturer of container farming technology, to find ways of growing food anywhere in the world. The experience students will gain by working with Freight Farms will equip them to improve access to affordable, nutritious food in our local community and around the world.”

Dr. John Thomas

Dean, Tom and Vi Zapara School of Business

“What really excites me about this project is that we are bringing together skills and talents across our campus. It is my hope that this integration will allow us to expand the conception of what individuals, students, and communities can accomplish together.” 

Ariana Marquez

President, La Sierra Enactus

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Giving ONline

Visit La Sierra University’s Secure Donation Page at https://lasierra.edu/donate/. Under “Other,” enter an amount in the donation box and “Enactus  [+ name of the project/expense you wish to support]” in the description box. Continue to enter your payment and billing information. Your donation will be processed, you will be sent a tax-deductible receipt, and your donation will immediately begin transforming lives.

Giving By Check

Make a check payable to La Sierra University (memo: Enactus).

Checks can be mailed/delivered to

La Sierra University Enactus
4500 Riverwalk Pkwy
Riverside, CA
92515

How Donations Are Used

Donations designated for specific projects and operations will be solely used for those purposes. Non-designated donations will be applied to the greatest area of need within the team and its projects.

Project and Content Partners

Tom & Vi Zapara

Dr. Arnold Gutierrez

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