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Harvest Festival

It's that time of year to celebrate the fall harvest! Come out to the Campus Farm on Sunday, October 5th, between 1 and 5pm for food, music, farm tours and fun! This year at the Festival we'll be enjoying seasonal foods and local music by the likes of Magdalen Fossum, Abigail Stauffer and The Appleseed Collective's dynamic duo, the Time Travelers! Free buses will be running between the Rackham Building and the Campus Farm on an hourly loop throughout the event, departing Rackham on the 45's from 12:45pm on, and departing Matthaei on the 15's until 5:15pm. There is also parking available at the farm. Proceeds from the event will benefit the innovative work of UMSFP's member groups. Donations can be made before the event via the "Giving" tab on our website, as well as in person at the festival. 

RSVP to our Harvest Festival facebook event here!

Volunteers needed:

If you're interested in donating your time to help our event run successfully, sign up here! You'll get to be a part of something great!

Brines Farm - Part or full time help

Brines Farm is looking for part to full time help starting now through the end of October, and then possible continuation part-time help through winter. Optional housing available. Work hours are flexible within a 9-5 Mon-Fri window. Some weekend hours possible for those with lots of farming experience. Pay is $8-$10 per hour based on experience. Please contact Shannon Brines at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or fill out the internship form at Brines Farm is a diversified fruit & vegetable permaculture farm on over 80 acres in northern Webster Township, 12 miles from downtown Ann Arbor.

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.

Read more: Internships for Vibrant Futures - Part II

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


Read more: Internships for Vibrant Futures

Position Opening - Sustainable Food Systems - School of Natural Resources and Environment

The School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) at the University of Michigan (UM) seeks applicants to fill a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. The position is part of a cluster of hires in the area of sustainable food systems, which brings together a number of faculty from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) within the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, the School of Public Health, the Department of Urban and Regional Planning within the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, and SNRE in a cross-disciplinary teaching and research effort.

Read more: Position Opening - Sustainable Food Systems - School of Natural Resources and Environment

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