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Monday, March 12, 2018

FW: Win $100 for completing a school garden survey!


Greetings school gardeners and school garden coordinators,


If you haven't already, complete the following school garden survey within the next two weeks to have the chance to win a $100 VISA gift card. Each school will have the chance to win. The winner will be selected in late March.



Thank you for your time and participation. Please contact Kate Gardner Burt of Lehman College directly with any questions. Her contact information is below.


Kate Gardner Burt, PhD, RD

Assistant Professor, Dietetics, Food & Nutrition Program

Lehman College

250 Bedford Park Blvd. West

Gillet 432

Bronx, NY 10468

(O): 718.960.7972





Colleen Matts

Farm to Institution Specialist | Core Partner, National Farm to School Network

Center for Regional Food Systems | Michigan State University

480 Wilson Rd | Rm 302B Natural Resources Building | East Lansing, MI 48824

(p) 517.432.0310 |


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

March 2018 Michigan School Garden newsletter


March 2018

Count down 'til Spring school gardeners!  Woo Hoo!  Be here before you know it.




Starting and Sustaining a School Garden 2018

by Kristine Hahn


It is that great time of year again to be planning the school garden!  Positively channel that excitement for the upcoming school garden season by attending Michigan State University Extension's annual school garden conference, Starting and Sustaining a School Garden on April 20, 2018!


We have a content-packed and hands-on day planned for all and registration is available at:


This year the conference returns to its original location of the wonderful Michigan State University Tollgate Education Center and Farm, located at 28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI 48377.  And Dr. Norm Lownds, Director of the 4-H Children's Garden will be our keynote speaker sharing his wisdom of "25 Years of Working with Children in the Garden".


There will be a "Whole Group Investigation" that all attendees will participate in and will allow for continued contact beyond the conference. Timely break-out sessions include "Exploring Phenomena in the Garden" with separate sessions for the elementary, middle and high school levels.  There will also be several sessions outside in the gardens at Tollgate including "Themed Gardens", "Garden by Design" and "Edible Plants in the Garden". 


See a full listing of all the break-out sessions at the online flyer:


There will also be opportunities to ask questions and network with the workshop educators, other attending teachers, school garden staff and volunteers.  Feel free to download the above linked flyer and agenda to share with any other interested school garden people such as, parents, administrators and fellow educators.


A limited number of partial scholarships are available.  Contact Kristine Hahn at 248-802-4590 or for a scholarship application, any questions about Starting and Sustaining a School Garden Conference, or to schedule your own school garden site visit or a professional development session at your school.  Hope you can join us for lots of fun and learning on April 20, 2018 at Tollgate!


This article was published by Michigan State University Extension and the staff in the Community Food Systems Workgroup who support Farm to School activities including school gardens.  For more information, visit .  To have a digest of information delivered straight to your email inbox, visit .  To contact an expert in your area, visit, or call 888-MSUE4MI (888-678-3464).



Think spring with seed starting activities

By Kaitlin Wojciak


It's that time of winter when Michiganders begin to crave fresh green growth and the feeling of the warm sun on our faces. In some parts of the state the winter continues to drag on, yet we find ourselves searching for tiny tree buds or evidence of plant shoots emerging from the ground (even if it is still covered in snow).


In the classroom, students feel the same cramped up energy from spending most of their time inside for several months. One way to collectively alleviate some of the cooped-up tension is to plan seed starting activities for your students. On the light side, these starts can be a strategy to get back in touch with greenery before spring has truly sprung.  From a production framework, the starts could be used in the school garden once the weather is suitable for that transition. Regardless, introducing the smell of potting mix and observing the process of a seed sprouting will bring refreshment to school staff and students alike as the countdown until spring continues. From a practical standpoint, these activities can be used to meet educational standards for each grade level, including the Next Generation Science Standards.


Many older school buildings throughout Michigan are lucky to have greenhouses attached, which are perfect for this type of activity. If the greenhouse is not currently being used, an assessment of its condition is advisable. Ensuring that there is some air circulation and at least a moderate level of cleanliness will aid in keeping seed starts alive, lessening the risk for disease introduction. For specific questions and recommendations, contact your local Michigan State University Extension office for advice. Using the greenhouse environment will allow your class to experience a change of setting, some warmer temperatures, and gain agricultural and food related experience, even if it is casual.

For schools that do not have greenhouses, a low-tech solution is starting seeds on a classroom windowsill or using fluorescent lights if the classroom doesn't have windows. Having the seed starts in the classroom offers students a chance to track the plants' progress from day to day and encourages regular care throughout the week since they are in sight.


There are many considerations to follow when starting seeds specific to both seed needs and working with students, particularly younger students. A few key considerations adapted from this Indoor Seed Starting Q&A resource at, are below. For a much more extensive list of recommendations, visit the resource linked above.

  • Use shallow seed starting vessels with drainage holes. These can range from transplant production trays to egg cartons or individual yogurt cups. Just ensure that whatever container you use has holes to allow the water to pass through the bottom.
  • Soilless transplant mix is preferable to soil, as it is specifically designed for starting seeds, lessening the risk of weeds sprouting and disease introduction.
  • Start with moist soil and maintain a regular watering schedule for the seed starts. Misting the starts will help maintain the seed placement, rather than using a watering can or bottle.
  • Plant the seeds according to the instructions on the seed packet, paying attention to seed depth.
  • Establish a planting area in your classroom (or elsewhere), using plastic or another covering to minimize the mess.
  • Consider using age appropriate seed sizes. For instance, bigger seeds for younger students, like beans.


Remember, anyone can do these activities. Regardless of what facilities, equipment or resources are available to you at your school, there is a wide spectrum of how seed starting activities can look. If paying for resources is an issue at your school, consider requesting donations from home and garden stores – many are willing to provide assistance to area schools.

This article was published by Michigan State University Extension. For more information, visit To have a digest of information delivered straight to your email inbox, visit To contact an expert in your area, visit, or call 888-MSUE4MI (888-678-3464).



School Garden Grant Information


  • American Honda Foundation - Due dates three times per year
    • Schools, nonprofits classified as 501(c) (3) s and private or public schools (elementary and secondary) are eligible.
    • Award range: $20,000 - $75,000 for one year
  • Captain Planet Foundation
    • Schools, nonprofits and other organizations classified as 501(c) (3) are eligible
    • Projects must: be project-based; performed by youth; have real environmental outcomes; be based in the United States.
    • Award range is between $500 - $2500. At least 50% matching or in-kind funding for projects is preferred.
  • Carton 2 Garden ContestDue April 16th, 2018
    • Schools are eligible to participate in the contest
    • Classrooms collect milk and/or juice cartons from the beginning of the school year, re-purposing the cartons to create a project that will build or enhance your school garden.
    • 14 Schools with the most creative use of cartons will be selected for a range of prizes. Award ranges from $5,000 - $1,000 in value.
  • The Home Depot FoundationCommunity Impact Grants currently open
    • Schools and 501(c) (3) organizations are eligible.
    • Awards are up to $5,000
    • The Home Depot also has opportunities to match donations from local stores with nonprofits. Follow this link for more information on how to request a match. 
  • Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation
    • Public schools are eligible
    • Awards from $5,000 - $25,000
    • Visit this link to answer preliminary questions and learn more.
  • NIFA's Agriculture in the Classroom ProgramDue May 1st, 2018
    • State agricultural experiment stations, State cooperative extension services, all colleges and universities, other research or educational institutions or organizations, Federal and private agencies and organization and individuals are eligible to apply.
    • Projects should focus on increasing agricultural literacy through science literacy, agricultural careers, nutrition, and professional development opportunities for teachers.
    • Award range is $0 - $500,000
    • Full RFA available at this link
  • Project Produce Fruit and Veggie Grants for Schoolsdistributed on a rolling basis
    • Any district or independent school participating in the National School Lunch Program is eligible.
    • Must be submitted by district food service director.
    • These grants are $2,500 and can assist with offering educational activities in the lunchroom, encouraging students to try new veggies and fruits.
  • Salad Bars to School Grant
    • Any district or independent school participating in the National School Lunch Program is eligible to apply. To qualify for a Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools grant, applicants must offer the salad bar as part of the reimbursable meal served in your district.
    • Schools use the award (approximately $2,955 value) to implement salad bars as part of their daily meal program
    • For more information and to apply, follow this link.
  • Youth Micro-grants through Karma for Cara FoundationRolling deadline
    • Youth under age 18 who are working on a community service project (including school and community gardens).
    • Awards are between $250 - $1,000.



School Garden Educational Opportunities


  1. Starting and Sustaining a School Garden 2018 Conference – April 20, 2018

The 2018 Starting and Sustaining a School Garden Conference is fun, content packed and hands-on!  The conference is scheduled for Friday, April 20, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will return to the original location of the wonderful Tollgate Education Center and Farm, 28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI 48377.  See all the great break-out sessions on the flyer and register at:  Contact Kristine Hahn at 248-802-4590 or for more information.  Hope you can join us!



  • 2018 All About Food — March 20, 2018

The 2018 "Farm to Fork" All About Food Conference event is scheduled for March 20, 2018 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm and will be held at a new location this year: Macomb County Family Resource Center, 196 North Rose St, Mount Clemens, MI 48043. This is the former Washington Elementary School and is located behind the Mount Clemens Ice Arena. Registration is open through March 16. Scholarships are available. Contact with questions.


  • 9th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference

    April 26-27, 2018 // Cincinnati, OH

    Save the date for the 9th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference


    coming to Cincinnati, Ohio, April 26-27, 2018! Hosted by the National Farm

    to School Network, The National Farm to Cafeteria Conference is the only national gathering of

    stakeholders from across this movement, making it the premiere opportunity

    to learn, network and collaborate with likeminded leaders from across the

country. Learn more and sign-up for updates at

·       SAVE THE DATE:  JULY 27-29, 2018

2018 Sustainable Agriculture Education Association (SAEA) Conference + Hoʻōla ʻĀina O Māʻilikūkahi Youth Food Sovereignty Congress

The University of Hawai'i – West Oahu Sustainable Community Food Systems Program, the Sustainable Agriculture Education Association, the University of Hawai'i System Office of Sustainability and key community partners will host the 2018 Sustainable Agriculture Education Association Conference and the Hoʻōla ʻĀina O Māʻilikūkahi Youth Food Sovereignty Congress on the island of Oʻahu from July 27-29, 2018.


Themes: Indigenous knowledge, decolonization and socio-ecological resiliency in agroecology and sustainable food systems education.

  1. MOFFA (Michigan Organic Food and Farm Alliance) Educational Opportunities
  • North American Association of Environmental Educators Professional Development






Kristine Hahn

Michigan State University Extension Educator

Community Food Systems

Oakland County Office

1200 Telegraph Rd. #26E

Pontiac, MI 48341


*Please note my new office location

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Connecting Local Food to Area Institutions

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Connecting Local Food to Area Institutions

food & farming | February 27, 2018 | By Jennifer Schaap

Connecting Local Food to Area Institutions

A recent Cultivate Michigan Marketplace event in Petoskey brought together regional food suppliers and institutional food service buyers. 

How do you change a food system? It's a big challenge with a lot of energy behind it in Michigan as more people and organizations are supporting the local economy and community health. But small things can have a big impact, like creating a platform for growers and suppliers to meet institutional food buyers who are feeding a large slice of the population—our schools' students. 

In the fall of 2017, the Michigan Department of Education, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development,  MSU Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS), Ecology Center, MSU Extension, Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities, and The Flint Fresh Food Hub began planning four Cultivate Michigan Marketplace events across the state to provide that platform for local and regional food suppliers and institutional food service buyers to network and connect around local food. Cultivate Michigan is the local food purchasing and tracking campaign of the Michigan Farm to Institution Network, led by CRFS.

The Petoskey area has held similar events to match restaurants with growers and food suppliers, like Farm to Chef in 2014 in Boyne City, hosted by the nonprofit Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology. Traverse City hosted a similar Meet the Buyers event at the Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference, where hospitals and other care facilities were matched with growers. Now, as local, seasonal fruits, vegetables and legumes are increasingly featured in area schools, the time was right to focus on school food service. Many area schools have received funding from the 10 Cents a Meal state grant to purchase Michigan produce, and, a resource for community and schools, has recently published "Tools for Farmers," guiding growers and food suppliers on how to work with schools.

"Farmers and food service directors are some of the busiest people," said Meghan McDermott, Groundwork's food and farming program director. "The work seems never-ending and they are always being asked to do more. It makes it tough to find time in the day to reach out to new contacts and develop new markets."

The recent Petoskey event on February 13 hosted more than 30 attendees, including farmers from Charlevoix, Emmet, Antrim, and Chippewa counties, along with buyers from dining halls, school food service, and senior centers in the region. 

"I was glad to connect with a local senior center," said an Emmet County vegetable grower. "I don't grow large quantities, and the scale they are looking for on their salad bar might be a good match for our farm."

Food service directors at the event were also able to share techniques with one another on how they serve healthier options and reduce waste. School food service staff from Charlevoix and Cheboygan counties, for example, compared strategies for serving milk—a rare opportunity, as they aren't usually in the same space to have these types of conversations. Peer-to-peer learning is a secondary but invaluable part of events like these.

"This event was an effort in getting the right people in the room at the right time so they could explore and find a good match in a low-pressure, mingling scenario," McDermott said. "New farmers are creating their businesses in the Northern Farms Foodshed (Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet counties), and we'd like them to stay and feed the community the most nutrient-dense, good-tasting, local food possible."

The next Cultivate Michigan Marketplace events are scheduled for Flint on February 28 from 4 to 6pm at the Flint Farmers Market, and Grand Rapids on March 1 at Blandford Nature Center. Ann Arbor hosted one on Feb 22 at Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

The four events statewide Cultivate Michigan Marketplace Events were supported by the USDA Farm to School Grant Program, the Michigan Department of EducationMichigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, and the Michigan Farm to Institution Network. To learn more about the Michigan Farm to Institution Network visit Institutional food service buyers can join Cultivate Michigan at

JEN SCHAAP  |  Local Food Policy Specialist
Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities

P    231-941-6584 x708
T   @grndwk

A  313 Howard St, Unit B  |  Petoskey, MI 49770
MIFARMTOSCHOOL is a listserv that links farm-to-school stakeholders and practitioners in Michigan, from school food service directors and school administrators to growers and distributors. Content posted to MIFARMTOSCHOOL does not necessarily reflect the views of Michigan State University or the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

2018 Michigan Good Food Summit Call for Breakout Session Proposals



Call for Breakout Session Proposals




Share your skills & stories at the 

2018 Michigan Good Food Summit



The MSU Center for Regional Food Systems is seeking proposals for breakout sessions for the 2018 Michigan Good Food Summit. 


This year's Summit will focus on amplifying under-represented voices across the food system as we continue advancing the Good Food Charter's vision of equity, sustainability and a thriving economy for all of Michigan and its people. 


For detailed submission guidelines and instructions, visit:


Submissions due Monday, April 30th, 2018 at 5pm EST


For questions on submission procedure, please contact Diane Drago at For questions on the content of your proposal, please contact Rachel Kelly at



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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

February 16: "Food is Medicine" with Shane Bernardo



Please join us! Food is Medicine, a talk by Shane Bernardo - Storyteller, Healing Practitioner, Anti-Oppression & Food Justice Organizer


February 16, 2018

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

MSU International Center, Room 115


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Shane Bernardo is a life-long Detroit resident active within the grassroots food justice movement in Detroit. He is a facilitator for Uprooting Racism Planting Justice, a board member for the Michigan Farmers Market Association, and a founding member of Swimming in the Detroit River, an environmental justice storytelling collective. Shane has also been awarded fellowships with the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, the Detroit Equity Action Lab, and Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture.


MSU Center for Regional Food Systems is proud to co-sponsor this event with:

MSU Asian Pacific American Studies Program

MSU Residential College in the Arts and Humanities

Asian Pacific American Student Organization




Andrea Weiss

Communications Director

Center for Regional Food Systems | Michigan State University

480 Wilson Road, Room 309 | Natural Resources Building | East Lansing, MI 48824

(517) 432-0283  

JOB OPENING: Groundwork Center Seeks Communications Manager (Traverse City, MI)

Are you passionate about building strong communities around local food, clean energy and transportation?

Groundwork is looking for a Communications Manager to help us advance our program goals. If you or someone you know lives and breaths our mission, is a talented writer and editor, has experience managing content across various platforms, and knows how to move a message - then consider applying here.  Applications will be accepted until noon on February 16th.

Groundwork is seeking a passionate communications professional to move our program and organizational messages to multiple audiences using all relevant tools – social media, print products, journalism, video and more. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of Groundwork's mission and programs, and a proven ability to manage multiple organizational priorities and large amounts of content, while effectively targeting messages to key audiences.

Groundwork's Communications Manager will:

  • Work with the program director, development director and staff to develop communications strategies, messages, and tactics to advance multiple projects and organizational activities;
  • Edit content (writing, graphics, video) for accuracy, readability, and message frame;
  • Disseminate program content into appropriate media venues (local, state, and national) to reach target audiences and elevate Groundwork's profile;
  • Grow Groundwork's social media presence and engage our audiences to interact with our work;
  • Direct the overall calendar of Groundwork communications tools (website, social media, print and e-newsletter) and other program content to hit necessary deadlines and meet organizational goals;
  • Manage a lean communications budget that includes contracts with outside vendors (designers, video production, photography, website development, etc.) for maximum effectiveness;
  • Provide communications support and training for program staff, including writing, editorial and social media support;
  • Oversee scheduling, design, production and mailing of print materials including fact sheets, event invitations, special reports, and donor mailings, other key organizational materials;
  • Manage press releases and media contacts, as necessary.

The candidate must demonstrate:

  • Strong management skills to prioritize multiple projects, budgets, and deadlines;
  • Excellent editorial skills to shape content for appropriate audiences and media;
  • Ability to work effectively with a team of content-producing policy specialists;
  • Knowledge of various media tools, especially social media;
  • Experience shaping public relations strategies and campaigns;
  • And, contract management experience.

A bachelors degree and at least three years experience are required.


Groundwork seeks the following qualities in successful candidates:

  • Strong commitment to Groundwork's mission and programs, including an appreciation for advancing complex systems change;
  • Strong interpersonal communication and teamwork skills;
  • Self-directed working approach and initiative;
  • Professional and pleasant demeanor;
  • Appreciation for small-town, rural living in a magnificent natural surrounding;
  • And, a sense of humor and positive outlook.

This is a full-time position with a competitive salary range, depending on experience. Full-time employees and their families qualify for Groundwork's health insurance coverage. They also receive retirement benefits, ample vacation, and schedules flexible enough to enjoy the wondrous forests, clean rivers, and the magnificent Great Lakes shoreline that distinguish our region.

To apply, click on the link below to submit a one-page cover letter, resume and references. Applications will be directed to Program Director Jim Lively. For any questions or correspondence about this job, please email and include "Communications" in the subject line. We are extending the deadline to accept applications until noon on Friday, February 16th.

Click here to apply.

Complete job description available at

Meghan McDermott | Food & Farming Program Director

T   @grndwk

 148 E Front St, Suite 301  |  Traverse City, MI 49684

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MIFARMTOSCHOOL is a listserv that links farm-to-school stakeholders and practitioners in Michigan, from school food service directors and school administrators to growers and distributors. Content posted to MIFARMTOSCHOOL does not necessarily reflect the views of Michigan State University or the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Job Posting: Part-time data management and data analysis support

Greetings! The MSU Center for Regional Food Systems is hiring part-time support for the creation and maintenance of data management systems and data analysis and reporting.


This position will support multiple research projects, including the Farm to Early Care and Education national survey and the National Food Hub Survey. The application deadline is February 16, 2018.


Full description is below. Please help spread the word!


Professional Aide
MSU Center for Regional Food Systems

The Michigan State University (MSU) Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS) is seeking a part-time hourly professional aide to support the creation and maintenance of data management systems and data analysis and reporting for multiple research projects including the Farm to Early Care and Education (ECE) national survey and the National Food Hub Survey.

The Farm to ECE survey, in partnership with the National Farm to School Network is in its third iteration, and is intended to estimate the number of children reached by farm to ECE activities and determine trends in growth from the previous survey iterations for the general public and key stakeholders. The National Food Hub Survey, conducted in 2013, 2015, and 2017, in collaboration with the Wallace Center, represents one of the most comprehensive data sets on food hub operations to date.

Status: Part-time hourly at $20 per hour, up to 20 hours per week, as needed

Available: March 1, 2018, or as soon as possible after that date, with continuation dependent upon performance and program funding

Application Deadline: February 16, 2018 or until suitable candidate is identified

Reporting and location: Position reports to Colleen Matts, Farm to Institution Specialist, and successful candidate will work as a team with additional CRFS staff depending on the research project. Work will be conducted primarily at CRFS offices on MSU main campus in East Lansing, MI.

Job Summary

  • Develop data collection tools, including surveys, and assist with dissemination and distribution
  • Perform data collection using survey software, online dashboards, and other platforms as needed
  • Maintain integrity of data collected, including troubleshooting and communication with participants and project partners through direct phone and email communication and follow up with users
  • Complete required Institutional Review Board training for data management, and maintain high ethical standards and confidentiality in researching and reporting information
  • Analyze, interpret, and report data collected through online dashboards, surveys, and other data collection efforts through written and online reports on a regular basis, as needed, including manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications and shorter summaries for general audiences
  • Attend regularly scheduled project and team meetings, and regular check-ins with supervisor and/or project team members to develop and/or refine data collection, analysis and reporting plans and timelines
  • Represent projects and CRFS in a professional manner in all forms of engagement and communication; and
  • Help to foster, facilitate, and maintain the CRFS culture of anti-racism, trust, support and accountability.


  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis, interpretation and reporting
  • High degree of knowledge and proficiency with technology to complete job requirements including:
    • Excel, SPSS and/ or other statistical analysis software
    • Electronic survey software (Qualtrics preferred)
    • MS Office Suite
    • Online search, file sharing and collaboration platforms
    • Phone/web conferencing systems
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communications skills, and experience using a broad range of communications tactics
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze data and communicate findings to general public and academic audiences
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well in teams and effectively and diplomatically engage and collaborate with diverse stakeholder groups
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness, self-motivation and ability to problem-solve and think critically
  • Ability to self-direct and balance multiple projects simultaneously and to easily shift between working independently and as part of a team
  • Content knowledge of and experience with food systems, including farm to school and/or farm to institution programs is preferred
  • Available to travel occasionally within the state, as needed

To apply, please submit by email (with subject heading Professional Aide) a cover letter with your availability, resume or CV, and contact information for two references to:

Meagan Shedd, PhD
Farm to ECE and K-12 Specialist
MSU Center for Regional Food Systems


MSU Center for Regional Food Systems Mission
CRFS engages the people of Michigan, the United States and the world in applied research, education and outreach to develop regionally integrated, sustainable food systems.

Michigan State University
MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. Michigan State University employment opportunities are open to eligible/qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, or family status.




Andrea Weiss

Communications Director

Center for Regional Food Systems | Michigan State University

480 Wilson Road, Room 309 | Natural Resources Building | East Lansing, MI 48824

(517) 432-0283