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Students are Leading the Master Vision Plan for ASI’s Sustainable Living and Learning Communities

April 02, 2018

The western region of the UC Davis campus is home to the Student Farm, cooperative student housing, a community garden, and more. Students, staff, and faculty are working together to envision how these spaces on campus can transform into a collaborative whole, providing students with a place to actively experiment with farming and the built environment to look for integrated solution to living sustainably with limited resources.

By Carol Hillhouse

Building a More Inclusive Campus Food System

December 13, 2017

Learn about The Community Table Project at the Student Farm, a young effort to address campus food insecurity and start dialogue around the intersections of people, place, and food.

Life Underground: Partnering with Soil Microbial Communities on the Farm

December 08, 2017

Tune in to this on-demand webinar from Kate Scow hosted by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. This webinar focuses on the challenges and benefits of managing soil biology rather than relying only on chemically based systems, along with the key roles that soil microbes play in agroecosystems.

ASI in California Journal

November 14, 2017

Read about our work in student experiential learning, helping build market opportunities for small farmers, and long term agricultural research in the current issue of California Agriculture

Collabatition

September 07, 2017

A new network of food hubs looks past competition to help each other succeed

In today's food system, large scale food distribution has become the standard way food moves from farm to market.  The system works well to feed a lot of people, and has allowed us to eat tomatoes in December and send produce far distances while keeping it fresh. But the system is not without its sacrifices.