Students in the Student Organic Garden.


Core Program Activities

We implement five interdisciplinary programs to achieve change. Each program has the following main projects and overlapping activities:


  • Public educational events
  • Cross-disciplinary food systems education
  • Equity and Inclusion project
  • Expanding experiential learning opportunities


  • Research grants
  • Focused research on diversified farming systems and labor in food systems
  • Working groups


  • Policy training workshops for faculty
  • Policy engagement symposia
  • Policy brief consultancy for students
  • Communication of research to policymakers


  • Newsletter, website, media/social media, and presentations
  • California Matters video series
  • Communications training for faculty

Community Engagement

  • Community engagement/leadership fellowships
  • Urban agroecology and food justice training