The University of New Mexico Sustainability Studies Program has received a two-year grant from the USDA Hispanic Serving Institutions program to create the UNM Collaborative for Foodshed Development. Various faculty from the Collaborative will lead a month-long field school during the summers of 2011 and 2012 for a small group of undergraduate students. The field school will focus on how to build and maintain a thriving foodshed in the state of New Mexico. Through both classroom learning and field experience/observation, students will identify and invent novel career paths that will support the local food network.
Field school students are selected through a competitive application process. All travel costs are covered for the students; additionally, 5 students will receive a $3000 stipend based on merit and need. Applications are currently no longer being accepted for the 2012 Foodshed Field School. Depending on the outcome of future grants, in June 2013 we may again offer the field school or we may begin work on a campus farm. If you have any questions or would like more information, use the form below to contact Jessica Rowland, Sustainability Studies Program Lecturer and Education Coordinator.