In 2011, Peggy Barlett highlighted the state of campus sustainable food projects, pointing out the growth in dining innovations, student farms and gardens, and curricular and experiential food opportunities. Since then, campus food projects have further integrated critical perspectives, including student food security (Dubick, Mathews, and Cady 2016), food justice (Chollett 2014; Aftandilian and Dart 2013) and food sovereignty education (Meek and Tarlau 2016). This panel is an invitation to mark where we have been and where we are going in order to promote sustainable food futures within higher education and beyond. To gauge the promise of campus food projects, we ask: Are students carrying curricular, co-curricular, and experiential lessons into their post-college lives? What evidence do we have to evaluate the success of campus food projects, including their ability to transform dining service purchasing, students’ relationships to food, student food security, and food justice? Finally, do campus sustainable food projects ultimately promote the larger environmental, economic and social goals of sustainability?
If you’re interested in participating on this panel, please submit a 100 word abstract to Amanda Green at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 28, 2017. Earlier submissions are encouraged!
The panel will be submitted by October 10, 2017, to ensure we meet the final abstract submission deadline of October 15, 2017.
This year’s meeting takes place in Philadelphia, PA, April 3-7, 2018.
Find out more about the SfAA conference here: https://www.sfaa.net/annual-meeting/
Aftandilian, Dave and Lyn Dart. 2013. “Using Garden-Based Service-Learning to Work Toward Food Justice, Better Educate Students, and Strengthen Campus-Community Ties.” Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship 6(1): 55-69.
Barlett, Peggy. 2011. “Campus Sustainable Food Projects: Critique and Engagement.” American Anthropologist 113(1): 101-115.
Chollett, Donna L. 2014. “The Native American Organic Garden: Using Service Learning as a Site of Resistance.” Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment 36(2): 93-104.
Dubick, James, Brandon Mathews, and Clare Cady. 2016. “Hunger on Campus: The Challenge of Food Insecurity for College Students.” Available at: http://studentsagainsthunger.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Hunger_On_Campus.pdf
Meek, David and Rebecca Tarlau. 2016. “Critical food systems education (CFSE): educating for food sovereignty.” Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 40(3): 237-260.