UM Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Reinhardt ’14

Interviewer: Asha McElroy December 2021 Sarah Reinhardt MPH, RD’14 grew up in a family that spent time in the woods and valued the environment and social justice. She went to undergrad and graduate school and UM and now lives out […]

Alumni Spotlight: Karen Spangler ‘13

Karen Spangler November 2021Interviewer: Asha McElroy Karen Spangler, MPP, MUP ‘13 is the Policy Director of the National Farm to School Network. Karen’s 7 years of UM coursework (undergrad and grad) and experience both in and outside the classroom have […]

Patricia Escárcega & Leah Douglas | “Communicate”

June 10, 2021 Food Literacy for All 2021 was ended with guest speakers Patricia Escárcega and Leah Douglas. This series is co-led by Andy Jones (School for Public Health), Devita Davison (FoodLab Detroit), and Lilly Fink Shapiro (UM Sustainable Food […]

Shirley Sherrod & Samina Raja | “Enact”

May 17, 2021 The third session of Food Literacy for All this year featured a conversation with Shirley Sherrod and Samina Raja, moderated by Devita Davison. This series is co-led by Andy Jones (School for Public Health), Devita Davison (FoodLab […]

SFSI Affiliate Spotlight: Jeremy Moghtader

Jeremy Moghtader | Affiliate Spotlight Date: May 11, 2021 Jeremy’s warm spirit and deep knowledge of agroecological growing practices have inspired and drawn students to the University of Michigan Campus Farm. When this father of two is not offering up […]

Shirley Sherrod & Samina Raja | “Enact”

Join us for our third session of this year’s Food Literacy for All series with returning speakers! Themed around the Politics on our Plate, speakers throughout the series will discuss their visions for our food system, the role of grassroots […]

Alumni Spotlight: Alita Kelly ’19

Alita Kelly | Alumni Spotlight Date: May 3, 2021 Owner, Founder of South East Market Alita Kelly launched a grocery store in Grand Rapids that sources products first from Black, brown, indigenous, local or womxn-led farms and businesses. Kelly is […]

Alumni Spotlight: Caroline Baloga ’20

Caroline Baloga | Alumni Spotlight Date: May 3, 2021 Sustainability Coordinator for UVA Dine (Aramark), University of Virginia From working at the Campus Farm to interning with MDining and serving on the food team for the President’s Commission on Carbon […]

Now Hiring: SFSI Program Coordinator 2021-2022

Job Description The University of Michigan Sustainable Food Systems Initiative (SFSI) is seeking a part-time program coordinator for the 2021-2022 academic year. This position is open to incoming and enrolled graduate students at the University of Michigan. The University of […]

Alumni Spotlight: Jena Brooker ’19

Jena Brooker | Alumni Spotlight Date: April 19, 2021 Freelance journalist, Detroit A combination of coursework in journalism and experience at the Campus Farm has led Brooker to her current role as a freelance journalist. Currently, Brooker is a Midwest […]

Navina Khanna & Mónica Ramírez | “Organize”

April 15, 2021 Food Literacy for All featured a second session featuring Navina Khanna & Mónica Ramírez. This series is co-led by Andy Jones (School for Public Health), Devita Davison (FoodLab Detroit), and Lilly Fink Shapiro (UM Sustainable Food Systems […]

Ziibimijwang Farm: Growing Indigenous Food Sovereignty

Wednesday, April 14th at 1:30pm | Register here Guest Speaker:  Joe Van Alstine – Chair of the Board of Directors, Ziibimijwang, Inc. Discussants (from the UM Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum): David Michener – Curator Jeremy Moghtadar – Campus Farm Program […]

Mónica Ramírez and Navina Khanna | “Organize”

Join us for our second session of this year’s Food Literacy for All series with returning speakers! Themed around the Politics on our Plate, speakers throughout the series will discuss their visions for our food system, the role of grassroots […]

Alumni Spotlight: Haley Kerner ’19

Haley Kerner | Alumni Spotlight Date: April 5, 2021 Farmer at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Hudson Valley, NY Experiences at the Campus Farm and in the classroom gave Kerner the exposure to the different skills and activities […]