Food System perspectives are emerging to ensure our food security and wellbeing in the face of inequities, the profound impact of human-induced climate change, and increased pressure on natural resources and organisms. Food systems encompass all of the elements and activities associated with what we eat and what nourishes us: growing, harvesting, processing, distributing, marketing, consuming and waste. Students will learn how to produce food in their communities with an emphasis on localized, urban and suburban farming systems. Prescott College’s Sustainable Food Systems undergraduate degree program is grounded in the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations “10 Elements of Agroecology” because “...agroecology is the basis for evolving food systems that are equally strong in environmental, economic, social and agronomic dimensions.”
Students pursuing a degree in Sustainable Food Systems are well positioned to participate in most Accelerated Master’s degree programs at Prescott College (for ex., Master of Science in Sustainable Food Systems, MBA in Sustainability Leadership, Social Justice and Community Organizing, and Resilient and Sustainable Communities). Graduates completing their degree in Sustainable Food Systems have a competitive advantage in careers associated with any aspect of the food system due to their systems-level knowledge and practical skills. In their professions, graduates may apply sustainable food system concepts to ensure community food sovereignty; to adapt agricultural systems to conserve and enhance ecosystems services; to find leverage points in policy and community planning practices; and to examine sustainable business practices from farm to table.
Join us for our "Food Systems Friday" Webinar Series! Dr. Robin Currey welcomes guests from around the world to discuss topics spanning from COVID-19, resiliency, and food security to sustainable nutrition, and food justice. To register and access an archive of all episodes, click here.