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Internships for Vibrant Futures - Part II

Last week the UMSFP blog visited Saloni Dagli, who is in Seattle participating in a fellowship with the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program. This week the UMSFP blog brings us to Boston, Massachusetts, to see what former UMSFP Communications Specialist Hannah Gingerich has been up to since spring.

Gingerich, a senior in Program in the Environment, is interested in how food systems tie into issues of homelessness and hunger. She co-founded a chapter of the national Food Recovery Network here on campus, which recovers perishable unused food from UM dining halls and delivers it to Food Gatherers and other local food banks. The Food Recovery Network has grown in strides since its formation in 2012, recently receiving both a Planet Blue Student Innovation Fund grant to expand its efforts, as well as a Michigan Difference award in recognition of their influence on campus.

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Internships for Vibrant Futures

Learning doesn’t stop at the end of winter semester for students involved in sustainable food! Spring and Summer are prime times for hands-on opportunities working with various aspects of food systems. This summer UMSFP is sharing blog posts on internships and other learning experiences in the realm of sustainable food to help students navigate and become aware of different opportunities that are available to them. Check out the interview below to see what incoming UMSFP Communications Specialist Saloni Dagli has been up to this summer with the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program.

What’s your name? Saloni

What year are you in school? Junior

What are you studying? Environmental Engineering with a minor in Urban Studies

Are you involved with any other clubs or programs? UMSFP, Friends of the Campus Farm, Graham Scholars, Bluelab Living Building Challenge Team, Engineering Honors Program


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Introducing... the "Help Yourself" Garden at the School of Dentistry!

This year, the School of Dentistry will be growing a vegetable garden! Join us each Wednesday and Friday to plant, weed, and harvest vegetables from around the world. Relax during lunch, meet other SoD gardeners, pick some fresh produce, and invite your patients to do the same. No gardening experience necessary.


Ongoing work days will happen on Mondays at 4pm and  Wednesdays at noon - stop by any time!


Volunteer Opportunity in Inkster!

The Princeton Street Block Club in Inkster, MI is looking for students from UM to come out and help plant their garden this Saturday, the May 31st, at 9am. The garden is located in Inkster on Michigan Ave, between John Daly and Hill streets, about a 35 minute drive from campus. This group will also be meeting every Saturday morning (contingent on the weather). This is a great opportunity to become more involved in the communities surrounding U of M! 

Contact Leonardo Gambril at  313-561-0590 for more information.

Help the Campus Farm Grow: Take Our Survey!

Survey questionnaire

Do you want to help the Campus Farm grow? Do you want to win a free "Kale to the Victors" t-shirt? If yes, then please take our survey. Your feedback helps shape future programming! 

You can take the survey here:  Campus Farm Survey 

Hurry -- the opportunity to win a free t-shirt will end at noon on Thursday (April 10)! 

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