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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Community Food Systems


This course examines the movement of food from seed to table. Participants explore local and global food systems, and specific food related issues that impact health of communities. Among the topics included are: examining the economic and political decisions that frame our food chain, direct marketing, commercial agriculture, processing, food justice, hunger, health, food security, peak oil, school food systems and school gardens, Community Supported Agriculture, farmers? markets, small scale farming and homesteading. At the center of this course is the examination of the opportunities and challenges required in making community food projects that create real lasting systems change. Community Food Systems requires participants to be motivated to develop meaningful projects in the community.
Course Details

Summer 2022


May 19, 2022 - Jul 1, 2022
Catherine Sands
Base Cost: $1,485 ($495/credit)
Term Fee: $60
Start date: May 19, 2022
End date: Jul 01, 2022
Last day to add: May 25, 2022
Last day to drop: May 25, 2022
Last day to withdraw: Jun 14, 2022