Food Systems & Permaculture
This initiative converts one of UMass Amherst's on-campus dining halls into a premier campus eatery dedicated to sustainabillity.
In 2013 UMass Amherst signed the Real Food Campus Commitment, committing the campus to procuring 20% of all food from real food sources by 2020.
In a collaborative effort, The UMass Student Farming Enterprise, The UMass Permaculture Initiative, and UMass Gardenshare, are all coming together to organize a weekly farmers market.
UMass Amherst is home to one of the first permaculture gardens on a public university campus in the nation, that supplies local and sustainably grown produce to its dining services.