PEAS - Program in Ecological Agriculture and Society
Welcome to Our Farm
The PEAS Farm is the University of Montana’s flagship experience for students passionate about sustainable, regenerative agriculture. On the PEAS Farm’s ten acres of diversified and regenerative production, students gain practical knowledge growing vegetables, tending orchard trees, raising fruits and berries, saving seeds, and supporting Missoula’s local food system.
For students interested in building a more just, equitable, and sustainable food system, the PEAS Farm offers students real-world skills in doing just that, pairing hands-on experiences with classroom learning in agroecology, food systems, and community agriculture.
The farm features four acres of annual vegetable production, an orchard, a seed garden, a Four Sisters’ garden, native plants garden, as well as a barn, hoophouses, caterpillar tunnels, and a greenhouse.
"Working at the PEAS Farm exposed me to the complexities of the food system that can't fit into a textbook. Not only that, but the PEAS farm also showcases the benefits of local agriculture at its best through a focus on community, education, and giving back." – Melody Hollar, B.S. Ecosystem Science & Restoration, 2021
Students at the PEAS Farm grow 15,000 pounds of produce annually for the Missoula Food Bank, as well as for a Community Supported Agriculture Program (CSA), the Five Valleys Seed Library, and a mobile farmers market for low-income seniors.
The PEAS Farm offers three semester-based internships. Learn more about our internship courses and other opportunities to gain experience and skills in agriculture and food systems at the PEAS Farm.
"Unlike any other classroom, the PEAS farm combines connection with the environment, being an integral part of a moving system, visual and hands-on work, building of community and friendships, and the opportunity to problem solve and learn through conversation and experience." Emily Pittis, BA, Environmental Studies, 2020