MSFS-501B: Exploring Hudson Valley and New York Food Systems

Class Program
Credits 1

This course offers an in-person, hands-on exploration of the food system of the Hudson Valley. Students will evaluate the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of farms and food businesses, while also visiting several non-profit organizations working to improve the food system in the region. One full day will be spent at the Menus of Change Summit, and participants will become familiar with Menus of Change principles and initiatives through discussion and reading. Students will also present proposals for their final project in the SFS MPS Program.

Prerequisites

Exploring San Francisco Bay Area Food Systems (MSFS-501A), Sustainability and Climate Change (MSFS-500), Systems Thinking Seminar (MSFS-505), Local, Regional, and Global Food Systems (MSFS-510), Race, Class, and Justice from the Field to the Table (MSFS-520) and Sustainable Agriculture (MSFS-530)