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Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems

Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems

Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems

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Together, we drive social progress, economic productivity and ecosystem resilience through food systems transformation


Campus Food Tour: Connecting Students to ASU’s Food Forest

Campus Food Tour: Connecting Students to ASU’s Food Forest

Written by Jane Coghlan, Sustainable Food Systems Undergraduate Student Did you know that ASU Tempe campus is a food forest? There is a diverse community of trees all throughout campus that grow edible fruit such as oranges, grapefruits, peaches, pecans, kumquats, lemons, and more. On February 24th, 2021, students in the Gardens at ASU Club and Green...

Storytelling Fundamentals with Frank Sesno

Storytelling Fundamentals with Frank Sesno

By Stu Lourey, Food Policy and Sustainability Leadership Certificate student This blog is part of a series from the December Arizona Immersive program of the Food Policy and Sustainability Leadership Graduate Certificate Program. Students virtually toured the state, meeting with farmers, ranchers, entrepreneurs, government staff and non-profit leaders. Frank Sesno starts with the fundamentals. And that’s striking to...

Conservation Districts: Arizona's Best Kept Secret!

Conservation Districts: Arizona's Best Kept Secret!

By Eric Hemphill, Food Policy and Sustainability Leadership Certificate student This blog is part of a series from the December Arizona Immersive program of the Food Policy and Sustainability Leadership Graduate Certificate Program. Students virtually toured the state, meeting with farmers, ranchers, entrepreneurs, government staff and non-profit leaders. This past December, my fellow Food Policy and Sustainability...