Molly McCullagh, from the up-and-coming Tufts Food System Planning Coalition, recently blogged about the group’s collaboration between the Department of Urban Environmental Policy and Planning and the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. The two groups work together to raise awareness about and improve the quality of food systems and support each other’s academic interests related to food, agriculture, and planning.
We developed a course guide that lists food systems-related courses at many Boston-area schools, hosted film screenings, panels, and lectures, worked in gardens together with community members and tapped Tufts maple trees in the winter. One of our most successful initiatives was a series of social hours with Harvard and MIT graduate students, which has resulted in increased informal collaboration between students from these schools to promote food system work throughout the Boston-area.
Find out more about the Food System Planning Coalition.