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About the Member Groups

The UM Sustainable Food Program provides support to organizations on campus dedicated to building a sustainable food system.

We do this by helping to showcase Member Groups and their work on this website and the UMSFP Newsletter, by facilitating transparency when working on projects so that other organizations can offer to help or work collaboratively expanding each group's focus area, by hosting regular meetings to cross pollinate groups with new ideas and creativity, and ensuring stability by using the UMSFP to keep groups active and engaged especially as students and leaders graduate from the university.

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Ann Arbor Student Food Co.

The Ann Arbor Student Food Co. hopes to bring healthy wholesome food to the University of Michigan community and promote discussion and food education.

For more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , and check out the calendar to see when they'll be open for business, or check out the Student Food Co Blog, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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Cultivating Community

Cultivating Community exists to empower and educate University of Michigan students to become leaders in the area of community food systems through hands-on organic gardening, community outreach, and volunteer activities.

For more information or to be added to our CTools site, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or check out the Cultivating Community Blog, Tumblr, or Website and Calendar of Events.

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Feel Good

There is no way to feel good about world hunger and extreme poverty, so we are making a change to stop it... one grilled cheese at a time. We are a student-run non-profit organization exchanging gourmet grilled cheese for a donation to The Commitment 2030 Fund-- a portfolio of four organizations working to sustainably end chronic hunger by the year 2030.These organizations include The Hunger Project, CHOICE Humanitarian, Water for People, and The Pachamama Alliance.

Click here to join the Feel Good mailing list.

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Food Industry Student Association

FISA, the Food Industry Student Association is UofM's first and only food industry career oriented organization. Together with the help of it's rapidly growing list of corporate partners, FISA aims to educate students about the career opportunities the food industry has available to students.

To learn more, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or visit our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/FISAclub
 

Food Recovery Network

The Food Recovery Network's goal is to recover leftover food from University of Michigan dining halls, divert it from the waste stream to Food Gatherers, the Washtenaw County food bank, where it can be served to those who need it most.

To volunteer or for more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or check out FRN on Facebook.

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Friends of the Campus Farm

FCF empowers students to create a healthy future through sustainable food education and practice at the newly established campus farm and more broadly by working with the UM Sustainable Food Program.

To learn more about what we're doing send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or join our listserve on MCommunity or check out pictures at the Campus Farm Facebook Page.

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Medical Campus Garden

The Medical Campus Garden group is student led organization focused on fostering collaboration amongst students, faculty, staff and patients affiliated with the University of Michigan Health System through the lens of growing food.  We believe the culture of nutritious eating, local, sustainable food and outdoor engagement is fundamental to health maintenance and hope to establish a paradigm in our clinical care setting that promotes these preventive measures for the public.

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Oxfam

Oxfam Michigan is a campus chapter of a larger national organization that focusses on both local and global issues of food access by educating ourselves, volunteering, and spreading awareness of the unequal distribution of food around the world.

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UM Permaculture Design Team

PDT is a service learning organization with a focus on educating one and other on permaculture methodology and problem solving using complex systems thinking.

If you are interested in joining the PDT please e-mail PermacultureDesignTeam@umich or check out Permaculture Design Team on Facebook or on their organization website!

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UMBees

The goal of this group is to promote, protect, and propagate honeybees!

Beekeepers and newBees of all experience levels are welcome to join our group. There are plenty of important roles in our colony. If you want to learn more about what UMBees is up to, send an email with all of your questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or check out UMBees on Facebook!

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