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2015-2016 Annual Report

Thanks to those who were able to make it to the release of UMSFP's 2015-2016 Annual Report! Check out some of the highlights below, and access the full report through the link above.

  • Food Recovery Network donated 6,985 pounds of food from Michigan Dining to Food Gatherers, effectively diverting it from the landfill as food waste.
  • The monthly student food pantry Maize and Blue Cupboard received a Planet Blue Student Innovation Fund grant and more than tripled its patrons, now serving 159 people per month.
  • The Campus Farm logged 1086 volunteer hours, and received a Planet Blue Student Innovation Fund grant to install a hoophouse and wash station.
  • President Mark Schlissel announced support for UMSFP as a part of our campus sustainability efforts, awarding funding in the amount of $75,000 a year for three years.

Off Campus Food Guide Presentation

Are you living off campus next year? Wondering about how you'll be feeding yourself? Join us for a FREE presentation and distribution of the OFF CAMPUS FOOD GUIDE. Learn from other students about transportation options, affordability, nutrition planning, food preparation and more!

Monday, April 18th at 7pm

Dana Building Room 1046

Stick around afterwards for the release of UMSFP's 2015-2016 Annual Report!

Startup Food Industry Panel on April 4th!

Come check out the Startup Food Industry Panel put on by the Food Industry Student Association! The event will be this Monday, April 4th at 6:30pm in Dana 1040. Check out their facebook event here.

2016 UMSFP Retreat

Calling all students passionate about various aspects of sustainable food systems!

The annual UMSFP Retreat will be held on March 11th and 12th at Tantre Farm and the Washtenaw Food Hub, and is free and open to all UMSFP Member Groups, Leadership Team members, Campus Farm interns/volunteers and students interested in getting more involved with sustainable food! See details below, and let the UMSFP Manager, Emily Canosa, know if you'll be attending by March 8th.

Tentative Schedule (abbreviated):

Friday, March 11th

4pm arrive at the Friends of the Campus Farm workday at Matthaei Botanical Gardens

7:30pm Potluck dinner and bonfire at Tantre Farm

Saturday, March 12th

8:45am Tour and Farmwork at Tantre Farm

11:30am Tour and Lunch at Washtenaw Food Hub

1-5pm UMSFP History, Orientation & Visioning at Washtenaw Food Hub

UMSFP Retreat Details

Welcome the 2016-2017 UMSFP Leadership Team!

You voted, and we listened! Thank you to all of the amazing candidates who ran for the UMSFP Leadership Team--regardless of election results, we are looking forward to working together on furthering sustainable food at the University of Michigan and beyond. To get more involved with UMSFP, look for details on out upcoming retreat on March 11th and 12th at Tantre Farm and the Washtenaw Food Hub! Without further ado, please welcome the new UMSFP Leadership Team:
  • Relations Coordinators
    • Isabella (Bella) Herold, Nutritional Sciences (School of Public Health)
    • Kate Samra, School of Literature Science and the Arts
  • Academic Ambassadors
    • Jared Aslakson, Landscape Architecture (SNRE)
    • Alexandra Weber, Political Science with a minor Food & the Environment
  • Communications Specialists
    • Lauren Hoff, Earth and Environmental Sciences
    • Haley Kerner, School of Literature, Science and the Arts
  • Program Caretakers
    • Jacob Grochowski, Program in the Environment
    • Christine Rickard, Environmental Justice (SNRE)
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