Sustainable Foods Project
The Sustainable Food Project is a year-long initiative designed to increase awareness and understanding of issues around sustainable food systems. WSU faculty and staff members, working with community members involved in local foods and sustainable farming, will offer a variety of opportunities throughout the academic year to engage students and faculty in this study. These include on- and off-campus events incorporating farms, film, food, literature, science, wildlife, and policy as examples of the multi-disciplinary approach that is at the heart of this effort. There is logistical and financial help with planning trips to area farms, bringing in guest lecturers, and other means by which the learning community can be enriched to the benefit of the larger community for years to come.
The intent is for there to be long-term ramifications of this year-long study of the complexities of sustainable food systems – a food system that is both community-based and at the juncture of history, literature, business, recreation, tourism, the arts, nutrition, agriculture, ecology and society.