The University of Michigan Sustainable Food Systems Initiative engages an interdisciplinary mix of students, faculty, and communities at local and global levels to learn from and build food systems that are health-promoting, economically viable, equitable, and ecologically sound.


November Faculty Spotlight: Joe Trumpey

Growing plants and animals is the cornerstone of Joe Trumpey’s creative practice. His passion for the environment and innovation drives his teaching methodology and focus on design that is less reliant on fossil fuel. Joe
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Food Literacy for All Course (Winter 2017)

This community-academic partnership course will be co-led by Jennifer Blesh, agroecologist and Assistant Professor in the School of Natural Resources and Environment, and Malik Yakini, Executive Director and a co-founder of the Detroit Black Community
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3rd Annual Fast Food for Thought (Oct 25, 2016)

The 3rd annual “Fast Food for Thought” will bring together 10 interdisciplinary faculty members from across campus to give a series of fast-paced talks (5 minutes each) related to food and/or agriculture. Speaker information below, and
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U-M to convert urine into fertilizer in Matthaei Botanical Gardens

ANN ARBOR, MI — The University of Michigan will attempt to convert human urine into a safe fertilizer for agriculture crops as part of a new $3 million grant. University of Michigan engineering researchers lead
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The 2016 SFSI Progress Report is Here!

The first ever SFSI progress report is here! CLICK HERE to download the May 2016 report and see what we’ve been up to.

UM Food Citizenship Project

The University of Michigan Sustainable Food Systems Initiative received a Higher Education Challenge grant from the US Department of Agriculture to increase student exposure to interdisciplinary approaches to agriculture and food systems. The project seeks
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