Experience a week-in-the-life at our campus farm featuring berries, vegetables, herbs, flowers and honey bees. Using our two-acre diversified urban farm there will be opportunities to gain experience in plant propagation, soil and water testing and insect identification. Assist daily in the harvest and learn to prepare and preserve foods from the variety of crops. Learn to preserve fruits and vegetables, making jam, pickles and salsa. Extract plant dyes to tie-dye t-shirts and dry herbs to make soap. Dr. Noseworthy loves to cook and bake and the week will culminate in a farm to table lunch highlighting vegetables from the farm.

Students harvest honey from a bees in the Alliance Gardens
Students observe flowers in the Alliance Gardens


Total Registration Cost: $425

  • Base Cost: $375
  • Registration Fee (non-refundable): $50

Cost includes resident hall lodging, three meals a day, snacks, and all major aspects of the camp. Our dining hall has many options for those with food allergies. However, we encourage you to bring appropriate snacks since not all snack options will meet all dietary needs.

Note: The $50 non-refundable registration fee is due at the time of registration. No student will be considered registered until they have submitted this fee. Balance of tuition and fees are due by May 31, 2023. Any registrations after June 1, 2023 will incur an additional $50 late registration fee.

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For students entering 9th grade to graduating seniors.


Jennifer Noseworthy

Jennifer Bonina Noseworthy, PhD.

Jennifer Bonina Noseworthy is an Associate professor of Biology at Indian Wesleyan University and serves as the Director of the IWU Alliance Garden, campus farm. She has Ph.D. in plant biology- plant physiology and breeding from University of New Hampshire. Her research was focused on improving carotenoids in winter squash, pumpkin and sweet potato. Currently, she studies lycopene in greenhouse tomatoes and grafting in cucumber. She also is working on a USDA funded 5-year grant aimed at understanding the interactions between pollinator insects and increased fruit yield in urban farms. She teaches a range of courses including Crops and Society, Plant Biology and Environmental Science in the Division of Natural Sciences at IWU-Marion. In her work at IWU, she shows a passion for sustainable agriculture, plant production and increasing the local food supply in Grant County.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact The Wildcat Summer Academy at 765-677-2493 or wildcatcamps@indwes.edu.

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Indiana Wesleyan University
4201 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN 46953