A multidisciplinary group of faculty, students and community members work together on the social, economic, cultural, political, environmental, and nutritional aspects of community food issues. Projects include—
- Local Food Systems Certificate Program - A USDA (NIFA)-funded interdisciplinary undergraduate certificate program in Local Food Systems offering courses in 10 schools and colleges.
- Campus Kitchen at UGA– Connected to the national Campus Kitchen Projects (CKP) model, CKP is a food rescue and waste reduction program. UGA’s CKP is focused on alleviating senior hunger through a partnership with the Athens Community Council on Aging, Talmadge Terrace/Lanier Gardens Senior Living Community, and the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. Service-learning courses connected to CKP include diverse disciplines such as social work, horticulture, women’s studies, geography, child and family development, and foods and nutrition.
- School and Community Garden Network – Athens has a thriving school and community garden network with opportunities for teaching and research.
- UGArden – This student-powered organic garden is located on campus and is run by the UGArden student organization and horticulture and supplies fresh produce to UGA’s Campus Kitchen. It is also a teaching space open to service-learning courses from any discipline.